You can click here to check out the unemployment rate in your state.
There are about 9.3 million unemployed people in the country - and our nation's unemployment metrics. There isn't a reason for ticker-tape parade with these numbers ... but, they do show that the economy is continuing to trend in a positive direction.
dropped in September 2014 to 11.0%. This compares to previous months:
The unemployment rate for Black teenagers (age 16-19) is horrific - 30.5%. I remain very appreciative that my 17-year old daughter has been able to find summer and after-school work.
The Labor Department said private companies accounted for virtually the entire 248,000 increase in jobs last month. Employment rose in professional and business services (+ 81k), retail trade (+56k) and health care (+23k). The increase in jobs for September 2014 is above the 213,000 average sustained in the previous 12 months.
What is your opinion of the unemployment data that was released today?