U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Updates

Employment situation summary for April 2017

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment situation summary released May 5th, 2017, unemployment was essentially unchanged at 4.4 percent in April and the number of unemployed at 7.1 million.  Employment grew in Leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, and financial activities, and mining.

In April, the marginally attached to the workforce—unemployed, available for work, and have looked for a job in the last 12 months—was 1.5 million. This is number is down by 181,000 from the same time last year. (These individuals are not counted in the unemployed because they had not looked for a job in the last four weeks.)

The number of long-term unemployed (those who have been jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 1.6 million in April. These individuals accounted for 22.6 percent of the unemployed.

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the complete summary.


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