Unemployment: State by State

RalphCole_032_web_ by Ralph Cole, CFA Executive Vice President of Research

A major cornerstone of our service philosophy at Ferguson Wellman is education and communication. We believe that everyone can benefit from more information on the economy and markets and we aim to bring timely and useful information to our clients and business partners. As we have stated before, unemployment numbers are the most firm examples of our country’s economic growth and unemployment has the most impact on monetary policy as stipulated by the Fed. As you can see in the chart linked below, the recovery from a jobs perspective varies from state to state. Overall, the workforce picture is improving and we believe the trend will continue to move the economy in the right direction.

Please click here to view the unemployment map. Please note that by clicking on this link you will be routed to a third party website.