Better Odds for Job Seekers

June 13, 2010

The Economic
Policy Institute has been analyzing the jobs and jobless data during this
recession and recovery. In April, the ratio of unemployed workers
to job openings was 5.0-to-one.  This was an improvement from the March
ratio of 5.4-to-one and the lowest ratio since March 2009 when the unemployment
rate was 8.6%. But the jobs picture still bleak, especially in
hardest hit metro areas, like Detroit, San Bernadino and Las Vegas, and  for
Latino and black workers, where unemployment rates can be much higher than for
whites with comparable education levels.