Use access key #2 to skip to page content.

Unemployment Rates By State

Recs

20

October 27, 2010 – Comments (11)

Don't know if people look at this much, but it is the state-by-state unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the end of September 2010. I just found it to be interesting:

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

I think the thing that strikes me most is the actual disparity in the states. I mean Nevada is four times the rate of North Dakota. That is pretty significant, wouldn't you say? Now I know it's North Dakota, but that is just one example and if you look at the list, I think it really brings to light the fact that there are a lot of folks out there who are hurting and there are a lot of folks out there who don't feel that at all, so why should they care?

I think that whenever they announce unemployment rates on the news it should just be an automatic default that they have to show all states. Then there may be some understanding of how tough of a time this is.

J

11 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM, mtf00l (44.53) wrote:

Awesome find, thanks.

Report this comment
#2) On October 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM, EnigmaDude (95.14) wrote:

It really makes a difference to see this data in the form of a map.

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/mstrtcr1.gif

Then you can see that geographically, the west coast is hurting and so is the southeast and upper midwest, but the middle part of the country and parts of the northeast are doing better.

Report this comment
#3) On October 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM, dbjella (< 20) wrote:

North Dakota is going crazy right now with oil development couple that with a small population and I am not surprised.

 

Report this comment
#4) On October 27, 2010 at 11:46 PM, guiron (20.31) wrote:

North Dakota didn't have the housing bubble that Las Vegas had.

I think that whenever they announce unemployment rates on the news it should just be an automatic default that they have to show all states.

It's likely that they would get complaints, as most people aren't going to be able to digest that much information quickly. It's available for anyone who cares to look.

Report this comment
#5) On October 28, 2010 at 8:06 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:



enlarge

Report this comment
#6) On October 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_unemployment_rate



enlarge

Report this comment
#7) On October 28, 2010 at 8:39 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

Kuwait 1.5%
Isle of Man 1.8%
Singapore 2.2%
Vietnam 2.9%
Malaysia 3.2%
Norway 3.3%
South Korea 3.7%
Switzerland 4%
China 4.1%
Hong Kong 4.2%
Austria 4.3%
The Netherlands 4.4%
Australia 5.1%
Japan 5.1
Taiwan 5.14%
Kazakhstan 6.1%
Germany 6.8%
Denmark 6.9%
Uruguay 6.9%
Indonesia 7.14%
Brazil 7.3%
Iceland 7.6%
United Kingdom 7.8%
Canada 7.9%
Italy 8.2%
Finland 8.5%
Sweden 8.5%
Chile 8.6%
Belgium 8.7%
Russia 9.2%
Syria 9.2%
USA 9.6%
France 10.1%
Turkey 10.5%
Hungary 10.9%
Greece 11%
The Bahamas 12.6%
Ireland 13,9%
Spain 20.05%
Gaza Strip 33.9%
Turkmeniatan 70%

Report this comment
#8) On October 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

Turkmeniatan

Turkmenistan

Report this comment
#9) On October 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM, miteycasey (31.39) wrote:

Also break it down by education level.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pMscxxELHEg/S5UkLdAl0eI/AAAAAAAAHtQ/a4ItZ6m9UcM/s1600-h/UnemploymentEducation.jpg

 

 

Report this comment
#10) On October 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM, miteycasey (31.39) wrote:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pMscxxELHEg/S5UkLdAl0eI/AAAAAAAAHtQ/a4ItZ6m9UcM/s1600/UnemploymentEducation.jpg" alt="[UnemploymentEducation.jpg]" border=0>

Report this comment
#11) On October 28, 2010 at 12:45 PM, blake303 (29.28) wrote:

http://labs.slate.com/articles/slate-job-map-updated/

Report this comment

Featured Broker Partners


Advertisement