Friday, February 17, 2012

Gallup: U.S. Unemployment rose to 9.0% in Mid-February, Underemployment increased to 19.0%

The U.S. unemployment rate is 9.0% in mid-February, up from 8.6% for the month of January and up from 8.3% in mid-January, according to Gallup's latest report, released on Friday. Gallup's month and mid-month reports are based on rolling averages of the previous 30 days.

Additionally, Gallup reported that the underemployment rate, a measure that combines the percentage of workers who are unemployed with the percentage working part time but wanting full-time work, is 19.0% in mid-February, up from 18.7% for the month of January.

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