Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New employment information

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks a huge amount of information related to the workforce and the economy. This office just released new numbers last Thursday. Good news: the unemployment rate was 9.4 percent, which changed little for the second consecutive month. As a nation our unemployment rate may be leveling out. Even though in July, the number of unemployed persons in the U.S. was 14.5 million, the job loss rate for the Kansas reigon has slowed. The Kansas City area has registered seven consecutive months of over-the-year employment declines. It is so good to live and work in the midwest!

Learn more about the labor outlook for the Kansas area and which industries are faring best at:

See the states ranked by unemployment rate at:

See the graph depicting the U.S. unemployment rate at:

Manhattan Kansas ranks 2nd in lowest metropolitan unemployment rate! See the rankings at:

Bureau of Labor Statistics allows you to compare salaries of various positions. See the 2008 table:

Learn more about the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at:

The State Library of Kansas has reports on Kansas Labor Force Estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor:

Posted by Kim Harp, Reference Librarian at the State Library of Kansas
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