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A Quick Look At The Latest Employment Numbers

Whether you’re searching for a new career or simply trying to keep an eye on employment numbers and trends, here’s what the Bureau of Labor Statistics has to report for the month of June:

Unemployment rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 224 of the 372
metropolitan areas, higher in 127 areas, and unchanged in 21 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Twelve areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, while nine areas registered rates of less than 5.0 percent. Two hundred seventeen metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 143 reported decreases, and 12 had no change. The national unemployment rate in June was 9.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 9.6 percent a year earlier.

The summary? Well, I think we’d all agree that we’d like the numbers to be more significantly better than they were a year ago. And while not all that significant of a decrease in unemployment, it is still a decrease.

The key here is to stay optimistic and stay passionate in your pursuit!