West reports highest regional unemployment rate, April 2011
May 26, 2011
In April, the West reported the highest regional unemployment rate in the United States, 10.4 percent. The Northeast and Midwest regions recorded the lowest rates, 8.0 and 8.1 percent, respectively.
From March 2011 to April 2011, all four regions experienced statistically significant jobless rate declines, the largest of which was recorded in the West (−0.3 percentage point).
From April 2010 to April 2011, all four regions also registered significant rate decreases: the Midwest (−1.6 percentage points), Northeast (−0.8 point), West (−0.7 point), and South (−0.6 point).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. The data for April 2011 are preliminary and subject to revision. The data are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment—April 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0725.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, West reports highest regional unemployment rate, April 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110526.htm (visited October 23, 2016).
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