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Taking a Closer Look at the September Unemployment Rate
Posted by Todd Davidson on Friday, October 19, 2012

The Kansas Department of Labor just announced the September unemployment rate was 5.9%.  Nearly a full percentage point below the September 2011 rate of 6.7%.

A closer look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey shows that the drop did not come from higher employment.  7,819 fewer Kansans were employed in September 2012 than in September 2011.  The unemployment rate is lower because over 12,000 unemployed Kansans dropped out of the labor force over the last year.

  


 

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Posted by Guest on Thursday, November 1, 2012
I'm asking what happened to these people. Did they die, move away or just become ineligible for unemployment benefits?

Posted by Guest on Thursday, November 1, 2012
I wish we could answer this question. The short answer is the BLS considers anyone who has not looked for work within the past 12 weeks to be out of the labor force but does not speculate as to what happened to the drop outs.

For a detailed and lengthy explanation of the unemployment rate calculation check out: http://www.bls.gov/opub/gp/laugp.htm#introduction

Todd Davidson

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