Chart of the Week: Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

Source: STATIN
Source: STATIN

For the quarter ending July 2013, 700 jobs were added to the market when compared to the 3 month period that ended April 2013. This contributed to the overall unemployment rate inching down from the 16 year high 16.3% (qtr ending April 2013) to 15.4% a thirteen year high.

More females than males remain unemployed. The Female Unemployment Rate slid from 21.3% (qtr ending April 2013) to 19.9%. While Male Unemployment Rate experienced a less than impressive decline from 12% (qtr ending April 2013) to 11.7%.

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Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013

Female Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013

Male Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013