US Total:     13,992,000 
Unemployment Rates for States
Along Route of the NY+Chicago RR
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2011
Rank State Rate  (lowest to highest)

22 NEW YORK      


29 INDIANA               

32 OHIO        

40 ILLINOIS         

United States Unemployment Rate at 9.10% in September
The unemployment rate in the United States was last reported at 9.1 percent in September of 2011. From 1948 until 2010 the United States' Unemployment Rate averaged 5.70 percent reaching an historical high of 10.80 percent in November of 1982 and a record low of 2.50 percent in May of 1953. The labour force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work. The nonlabour force includes those who are not looking for work, those who are institutionalised and those serving in the military. 

Unemployment Rate Steady
Published: 10/7/2011 1:42:34 PM    
By:, US Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.8 percent), adult women (8.1 percent), teenagers (24.6 percent), whites (8.0 percent), blacks (16.0 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little or no change in September. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was 6.2 million in September. These individuals accounted for 44.6 percent of the unemployed.

8.0%     756,386 

8.2%     516,185

8.7%     271,071 

9.1%     535,648 

9.9%     652,977

Total   2,732,267
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of the New York and Chicago High Speed Railroad
Building Infrastructure, Maintenance of Way, and 
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