The national unemployment rate includes in its count more than just persons receiving unemployment insurance. All jobless persons who are actively seeking work are included, whether or not they are receiving unemployment insurance (UI). Additionally, temporarily laid off individuals are included in the count, even if they are not actively seeking work. People who are unemployed and want to work, but are not actively looking for work, are not included in the unemployment rate count.
Long-Term Unemployed persons are jobless individuals who have been searching for work for 27 weeks or more (6 months or more). The Long-Term Unemployment Count for May (of 2015) held at 2.5 million, or 28.6% of the total unemployment count. This may seem high, and it is, but at least this number is down 849,000 from last May (2014).…
Best and Worst States for Unemployment
Since the states are not mandated by a universal federal law, there exists a disparity between the unemployment benefits available by state state, find the best and the worst states to be unemployed in.
State by State Benefits Comparison
Table that contains the maximum weekly benefits and unemployment rate by state.
Unemployment Figures 2013
Summary of the unemployment landscape in the US in 2013.
Unemployment Stats in the US
Summary of the unemployment landscape in the US in 2014.
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