March 10, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment in February 2010

Unemployment rate, January 2008-February 2010
Month Unemployment rate

Jan 2008

5.0

Feb 2008

4.8

Mar 2008

5.1

Apr 2008

5.0

May 2008

5.4

Jun 2008

5.5

Jul 2008

5.8

Aug 2008

6.1

Sep 2008

6.2

Oct 2008

6.6

Nov 2008

6.9

Dec 2008

7.4

Jan 2009

7.7

Feb 2009

8.2

Mar 2009

8.6

Apr 2009

8.9

May 2009

9.4

Jun 2009

9.5

Jul 2009

9.4

Aug 2009

9.7

Sep 2009

9.8

Oct 2009

10.1

Nov 2009

10.0

Dec 2009

10.0

Jan 2010

9.7

Feb 2010

9.7

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment in February 2010.