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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment situation summary released September 1st, 2017, unemployment was little changed at 4.4 percent in August and the number of unemployed at 7.1 million. Employment grew in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining.
In August, 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. There were 448,000 discouraged workers, down by 128,000 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 1.7 million in August. These individuals accounted for 24.7 percent of the unemployed.
Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the complete summary.