U.S. Unemployment Rate at Three-Year Low

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM EDT

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U.S. Unemployment Rate at Three-Year Low

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM EDT

The unemployment rate in the United States has dropped to a three-year low, according to data released Friday.

According to a USA Today story, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says unemployment was at 8.5 percent in the U.S. in December. That marks the lowest rate since March of 2009, according to the USA Today story.

Read the USA Today story HERE.