The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its July Jobs Report today that 17.9 million Americans are unemployed.
On July 2, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that young people are working much less than their older predecessors.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will release the employment numbers for May 2014.
Gallup just released its monthly measurement of the top U.S. problems for May, and unemployment/jobs is in the lead for the third time this year, at 20 percent.
A recent Yougov/Economist poll evaluated Americans’ level of skepticism concerning government statistics. It found that 59% of respondents believed there were actually more unemployed people than what the BLS reported.
The labor force participation rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 62.8 percent in April.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its monthly unemployment report tomorrow morning, estimating the unemployment rate for April 2014.
With the national unemployment rate hovering above 6.5 percent, it’s important to look at the underlying state employment rates that make up the national statistics.
Except for a report that indicated new home sales in the U.S. increased to a five-and-a-half year high in January, there were very few positive economic reports last week.
We decided that since today is the 5th anniversary of the 2009 stimulus bill, we’d look at some key economic data points from the stimulus’s brief, but tumultuous history.