November 18, 2017

13 states reach record low unemployment rates

The Hill - Thirteen states this year have seen their unemployment rates drop to the lowest levels ever recorded since the federal government began keeping track of state-level data more than four decades ago.

Eight years after the bottom of the worst recession in modern history, the states seeing economic booms range from the bluest of the blue, like Hawaii and California, to the deepest shades of red, like Idaho and Texas.

In October, the unemployment rates in Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington all met or beat their lowest rates ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), according to the agency’s monthly report issued Friday.

California, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota and Oregon also hit new lows earlier this year.


Anonymous said...

Considering how dreadful the economy is for working people right now I'm very skeptical that this is actually the case. We already know that the government doesn't include people who've stopped looking for work in their calculations; add all the people working at underemployed "gig economy" jobs and the actual number is probably pretty high.

Anonymous said...

How many of those people can actually pay their bills and spend time with their family?