Thursday , June 20 2024
Breaking News
Inland Empire Business News April 5th.003
Inland Empire Business News April 5th.003

More encouraging job numbers

Year-over-year unemployment dropped in 348 of 372 metropolitan areas in the United States during July.

During the same time, the jobless rate rose in 16 metropolitan areas and stayed the same in eight markets, according to report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Put another way, employment – not counting agricultural jobs – was up in 327 markets, down in 41 and unchanged in four compared with July 2013, according to the data.

The national unemployment rate in July was 6.5 percent, down from 7.7 percent one year ago. In the Inland Empire, unemployment went from 10.2 percent last year to 9.2 percent last month, according to the data.

Check Also

National Retail Federation predicts solid sales growth

National retail sales bounce back

U.S. retail sales rose sharply in May, increasing both month-over-month and year-over-year, the National Retail …