Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Rural unemployment at lowest level in four years

Unemployment in America's rural counties in September was 7.4 percent, lower than at any time in the last four years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. "The last time the BLS found unemployment that low in rural America was in November of 2008, when rates stood at 6.7 percent," Bill Bishop reports for the Daily Yonder.
Rural unemployment continues to be slightly less than the urban jobless rate, but more than in exurban counties, which are largely rural but in metropolitan areas. (Read more)

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