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Total Unemployed Plus Discouraged Workers, as a Percent of the Civilian Labor Force Plus Discouraged Workers for New York (U4UNEM4NY)

Observation:

Q2 2017: 5.0  
Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Units:

Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average,
Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:

Quarterly
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(a) Total Unemployed Plus Discouraged Workers, as a Percent of the Civilian Labor Force Plus Discouraged Workers for New York, Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted (U4UNEM4NY)
U-4 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Total Unemployed Plus Discouraged Workers, as a Percent of the Civilian Labor Force Plus Discouraged Workers for New York

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States  

Units:  Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Quarterly

Notes:

U-4 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Total Unemployed Plus Discouraged Workers, as a Percent of the Civilian Labor Force Plus Discouraged Workers for New York [U4UNEM4NY], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/U4UNEM4NY, October 19, 2017.

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