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Employment in the Fourth District

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Recent Fourth District unemployment rates show a distinct geographic pattern. Unemployment in the District’s southern and eastern counties generally exceeds the national average of 4.2%, while counties in the north and west have below-average rates. This may be related to shares of manufacturing employment, which follow roughly the opposite pattern. Counties in the south and east of the District tend to have lower shares of manufacturing employment (manufacturing calculated as a percent of total employment) than counties in the north and west.

Suggested citation: "Employment in the Fourth District," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 00-02, pp. 13-14, 02.01.2000.

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