U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Updates

Employment situation summary for March 2018

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment situation summary released April 6th,  2018, unemployment was unchanged at 4.1 percent in March, for the 6th consecutive month, and the number of unemployed essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Employment ticked up in manufacturing, health care, and mining.

In March, the marginally attached to the workforce—unemployed, available for work, and have looked for a job in the last 12 months—was little changed at 1.5 million. There were 450,000 discouraged workers, essentially unchanged 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 little changed at 1.3 million in March. These individuals accounted for 20.7 percent of the unemployed.

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


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