What does this indicator measure?

The percent of the labor force that is unemployed; that is, actively seeking work. The labor force is the combined employed and unemployed.

Why is this indicator important?

Unemployments results in a loss of income, social contact in the workplace, and, often, social reputation and access to health insurance. All of these factors can negatively impact health.

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2017

Category: Employment

Community Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Reference Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Promising Practices: Employment

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