The unemployment rate captures only a point-in-time snapshot of the civilian labor force age 16 and over who did not have a job, had been looking for employment for the previous four weeks, and were available to start a job. As of April 2007, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a national unemployment rate of 4.5 percent.There are many barriers to employment, including lack of skills and experience, transportation, and inadequate access to quality child care, particularly for second-and third-shift workers. According to the Children's Defense Fund, many low-income parents who lose their jobs do not qualify for unemployment benefits, making the loss of a family member's income even more distressing.
The Top 10 results for 2009 (ranked by Unemployment Rate)
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The unemployment data captures only a point-in-time snapshot of the civilian labor force, age 16 and over, who did not have a job, had been looking for employment for the previous four weeks, and were available to start a job.
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U.S. Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics
(as of April 2007)
(as of March 2007)