December 12, 2013
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 280 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 13 areas. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier.read full article »
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December 11, 2013
In November, the unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent—the lowest figure since November 2008 when the unemployment rate was 6.8 percent.
December 09, 2013
The number of women on nonfarm payrolls, which was 67.5 million in October 2013, rose to 67.6 million in November, an increase of 94,000. Over the September 2013 to November 2013 period, the number of employed women has surpassed its recent peak of 67.4 million that occurred in March 2008, during the start of the recent recession.
December 06, 2013
From October 2012 to October 2013, 288 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 9 had no change. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+7.6 percent), followed by Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida (+6.7 percent), and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida (+6.0 percent).
December 05, 2013
In 1978, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in U.S. cities ranged from 65 cents to 71 cents. During 2013 (January through October) it ranged from $3.35 to $3.74—over 5 times higher than the 1978 prices.
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