Employment by the Numbers: May 2011
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National Unemployment Rate: 9.1%
History of National Unemployment Rates (2008 - 2011)
State With Highest Unemployment Rate: 13.2% (Nev.)
State With Lowest Unemployment Rate: 3.6% (N.D.)
City With Highest Unemployment Rate: 24.6% (El Centro, Calif.)
City With Lowest Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (Lincoln, Neb.)
Number of Reported Unemployed Persons: 13.9 million
Number of Long-Term Unemployed (27+ Weeks): 6.2 million
Number of Discouraged Workers (gave up looking for work): 822,000
Average Hourly Earnings: $22.98
Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25
Highest State Minimum Wage: $8.67 (Washington)
Lowest State Minimum Wage: $6.15 (Minnesota)
Average Workweek: 34.4 hours
Industries With Most Job Growth:
Industry With Least Job Growth:
Latest Employment News
- Employment Growth Brakes Sharply in May
- Job Seekers Should Look to Pockets of Good News Amid Weak May Job Numbers
- Jobs Forecast: June Gloom Sets In, Employment Drought Continues
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