Sunday, July 19, 2009

Unemployment on the Rise

Sunny - Hi 108 Lo 88 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 107 Lo 78 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Scattered Showers - Hi 73 Lo 59 for Northern KY, USA --IT'S JULY!

Song of the week: Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

This song takes on a different meaning when 40 years have passed since it's first recording.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for June 2009 reached a near 26-year high of 10.9 percent from a revised 10.7 percent in May 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. June 2009’s jobless rate was the highest since the August 1983 figure of 11.1 percent.

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally higher in June. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 5 states registered rate decreases, and 7 states had no rate change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Over the year, jobless rates were higher in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national unemployment rate, at 9.5 percent, was little changed between May and June, but was up 3.9 percentage points from a year earlier.

U.S. Department of Labor

Keep nationalizing businesses and keep on taxing us... yeah... that'll help.

Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Cathy. Glad to see you posting again. :-) Hope you are doing well, and I'm still praying. *HUGS*