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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 Sep-02 Oct-02
Unemployment rate (percent)   5.6   5.7
Number of unemployed (thousands) 8,092 8,209

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overall BLS Most Requested Series; December 2002; available at: http://stats.bls.gov/data/home.htm.