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-01||Oct-01|
|Unemployment rate (percent)||4.9||5.4|
|Number of unemployed (thousands)||7,009||7,741|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overall BLS Most Requested Series, available at: http://stats.bls.gov/data/top20.htm.