Carpe Diem Exclusive!
Carpe Diem Exclusive: In a previous Carpe Diem exclusive, I reported in January that 15 U.S. states set historical record-low jobless rates in 2006 - nobody else reported this. Well, the labor market news just keeps getting better all the time, now more than 1 out of every 3 states has set a record-low unemployment rate since last July, and yet nobody reports this??
State unemployment rates for March were just released yesterday by the BLS, and there are now 18 states that have experienced historical record-low jobless rates in the last 8 months since July 2006, and 12 of those states set record-low rates in January, February or March of this year.
Here are the 18 states with historical record-low jobless rates since July 2006:
A Google News (and Yahoo) search indicates that nobody has yet reported this - shouldn't that be big economic news that more than 1 out of 3 states have set record-low jobless rates since last July?
There are many reports on individual states setting record-low job less rates, click here for Washington, click here for Montana, click here for Alabama, click here for Alabama, but nothing at the national level about 18 states setting records for jobless rates! Doesn't the White House or somebody want to take credit for this phenomenal record of so many states setting historical low unemployment rates?