WASHINGTON, March 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
HELP FROM CITY HALL
Profile America — Saturday, March 5th. A severe economic panic, striking in 1893, led the city of Seattle to create the nation's first municipal unemployment assistance office on this date in 1894. State and federal unemployment assistance wasn't established until the 1930s. Recently, the national unemployment rate, as determined by the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, has settled to around 5 percent. In 2010, Washington state's average was at the then national average of 9.6 percent. The most current unemployment rate in Washington state is 5.3 percent. The national employment picture is one of the 21 economic indicator statistics immediately accessible on the Census Bureau's mobile app called America's Economy. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 844
Panic of 1893/accessed 1/15/2016: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=538
National unemployment rate/accessed 1/15/2016: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
State unemployment/accessed 1/15/2016: http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm
America's Economy mobile application: http://www.census.gov/mobile/economy/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau