UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Unemployment Rate (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

Unemployment Rate (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

The generally low unemployment rate in recent years suggests a tight labor market for industry in general, as well as for transportation firms. It also suggests increased demand for transportation to and from work, as well as for leisure travel.

Civilian Labor Force    Jul-01       Aug-01   
Unemployment rate (percent)   4.5   4.9
Number of unemployed (thousands) 6,395 6,957

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overall BLS Most Requested Series, available at: http://stats.bls.gov/top20.html.