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The Week Ahead: Update on Unemployment

jobsOn Wednesday, September 2, the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its monthly update on Unemployment in States and Local Areas.

The report will include monthly and annual-average estimates of civilian labor force, employed people, unemployed people, and unemployment rates for different geographies.

These data are based on the Current Population Survey (CPS), the household survey that is the source of the national unemployment rate.

The nation's economy continues to struggle with the economic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with jobless claims having spiked into the millions over the summer.

For more information about the Local Area Unemployment Statistics, visit the FAQ page.

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About Author: Christina Hughes Babb

Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Contact Christina at christina.hughesbabb@thefivestar.com.
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