National Unemployment Rate as of August 2011

Today, the Bureau of Labor released the current national unemployment rate for 2011, which is now at 9.1%; 117,000 jobs were created in the month of July. This is a slight improvement from last month, which put the unemployment rate at 9.2%. Industries that are currently on the uptrend of hiring are Healthcare (+31,000), Retail (+26,000), and Manufacturing (+24,000).  The Government industry is the only one to take a significant hit in employment, losing 37,000 jobs this month. The report for local unemployment rates will be release on August 19, 2011.

Here’s where you can read the complete national unemployment rate report: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

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