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Unemployment Rate (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

Unemployment Rate (monthly data,seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

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 Aug-02 Sep-02
Unemployment rate (percent)   5.7   5.6
Number of unemployed (thousands) 8,142 8,092

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