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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 5

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile AmericaWednesday, 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 a little under 7 percent. In 2010, Washington state's average was at the then national average of 9.6 percent. The most current unemployment rate is over 6 percent and is one of the statistics immediately accessible on the Census Bureau's mobile application, called "America's Economy." You can find more statistics on communities across the country by downloading the Census Bureau's "dwellr" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 844
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=538
http://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?cx=013738036195919377644%3A6ih0hfrgl50&q=UNEMPLOYMENT
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_5YR_DP03

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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