Unemployment Rate Declines To 9.7 Percent

The monthly report on the nation's unemployment rate gave little reason to celebrate this morning even with a slight decline in the rate to 9.7 percent, a decrease of two-tenths of a percentage point.

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  • Indiana's Unemployment Rate Declines To 3.6 Percent In April
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  • Pennsylvania unemployment rate increases to 4.9 percent
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    05/19/2017 - 8:51 am | View Link
  • Colorado’s unemployment rate, 2.3 percent, is nation’s lowest for 2nd straight month
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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
    Series Id: LNS14000000 Seasonally Adjusted Series title: (Seas) Unemployment Rate Labor force status: Unemployment rate Type of data: Percent or rate
    05/19/2017 - 10:55 am | View Website
  • U-3 unemployment rate
    Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.
    05/18/2017 - 2:24 pm | View Website
  • Current U-6 Unemployment Rate
    The Current U-6 Unemployment Rate shows a broader view of unemployment than the oft-quoted U-3 "unemployment rate" since U-6 includes discouraged workers.
    05/18/2017 - 4:16 am | View Website
  • IDES
    4/20/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate declined -0.5 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -8,900 jobs over ...
    05/17/2017 - 8:16 pm | View Website
  • State Employment and Unemployment Summary
    State Employment and Unemployment Technical Note ; Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
    05/14/2017 - 10:43 pm | View Website
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