Unemployed Workers in Civilian Labor Force

Region: Hudson Valley
Measurement Period: August 2018
This indicator describes civilians, 16 years of age and over, who are unemployed as a percent of the U.S. civilian labor force.
Why is this important?
The unemployment rate is a key indicator of the local economy. Unemployment occurs when local businesses are not able to supply enough appropriate jobs for local employees and/or when the labor force is not able to supply appropriate skills to employers. A high rate of unemployment has personal and societal effects. During periods of unemployment, individuals are likely to feel severe economic strain and mental stress. Unemployment is also related to access to health care, as many individuals receive health insurance through their employer. A high unemployment rate places strain on financial support systems, as unemployed persons qualify for unemployment benefits and food stamp programs.
The Hudson Valley Region includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measurement period: August 2018
Maintained by: Conduent Healthy Communities Institute
Last update: November 2018
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Technical note: Data do not incorporate BLS's annual benchmarking revisions.

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Unemployed Workers in Civilian Labor Force

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measurement Period: August 2018
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