The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show some slight improvement in the rate of unemployment, with women enjoying the biggest job gains. Unemployment among women stands at 7.9%, and men at 10%. Teenage unemployment is higher, but of course teenage employees include those who have not finished high school and have no job experience.
I’m not going to want to look at these figures next month, because who knows how the snow afflicting the Eastern seaboard will mess with the trend. We already know that retail sales were lower (when malls are closed it’s hard to shop), and lots of people worked from home or not at all. But when this glitch is FINALLY over, we can hope that unemployment rates will continue to fall.