All 9 geographic divisions had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, April 2015
June 01, 2015
From April 2014 to April 2015, all 9 geographic divisions had statistically significant unemployment rate decreases. The largest and smallest decreases occurred in the Midwest region: 1.4 percentage points in the East North Central division and 0.5 percentage point in the West North Central division.
Hover over legend items to see divisions in a category.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate declined significantly from April 2014 to April 2015 in all 4 U.S. regions: the West (1.2 percentage points), Midwest (1.1 points), Northeast (0.8 point), and South (0.8 point).
The West North Central division had the lowest unemployment rate in April 2015 (4.3 percent). The Pacific had the highest (6.1 percent). The Midwest region, composed of the East and West North Central divisions, had the lowest unemployment rate (5.0 percent) among regions. The West region, composed of the Mountain and Pacific divisions, had the highest (5.8 percent).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, All 9 geographic divisions had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, April 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/all-9-geographic-divisions-had-over-the-year-unemployment-rate-decreases-april-2015.htm (visited January 21, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.