There might be a government shutdown going on right now but that has not prevented the Wall Street Journal to report on what could have been the unemployment rate. The media loves to report on the unemployment rate, even with a government shutdown. Averaging 7.3 percent in the United States, this rate can range from three percent in Bismarck, ND to 30 percent in Yuma, AZ. These reports are almost always focused on job seekers going through the perilous job-search process. The story that’s overlooked, however, is the talent acquisition side of the statistics. While low unemployment rates are great for the economy, the outlook for recruiters in Bismarck might not be as thrilling.