Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jobless Rates Drop in 41 states

According to the BLS, the jobless situation may be getting better:

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, October 19, 2012                USDL-12-2073

    REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- SEPTEMBER 2012


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in September.
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate
decreases, six states posted rate increases, and three states had no change,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-four states and
the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year
earlier, while six states experienced increases. The national jobless rate
decreased to 7.8 percent from August and was 1.2 percentage points lower
than in September 2011.


But I'd like to see data showing the split between full-time and part-time work.

1 comment:

ericlarson01 said...

interesting drill down on this data at:

http://www.quandl.com/economics/us-unemployment