Labor Demand:
Unemployment Rates

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Unemployment Rates

Why is this important?

Unemployment rates reflect the diversity of the economy, the availability of jobs, and the availability of workers to fill jobs.

What are the policy implications?

County-level unemployment data are, for the most part, more meaningful to analyze since economic conditions can vary substantially from one part of the state to another.

Other factors to consider:

State New Economy Index - Progressive Policy Institute

Percent Employment in Managerial and Professional Occupations

Percent Employment in Professional, Education, Health, and Social Service Industries

Data sources and related links:

For more detailed data on unemployment rates, visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website.