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And there was more positive data. The job gains for February and March were revised upward. So far this year, over 850,000 new private sector workers have been hired. Naroff says that?s well above expectation and is quite impressive.
The number of unemployed persons, at 13.7 million, changed little in April. The unemployment rate edged up from 8.8 to 9.0 percent over the month but was 0.8 percentage point lower than in November. The labor force also was little changed in April. (See table A-1.)
The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed over the month, at 8.6 million. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)
In April, 2.5 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, about the same as a year earlier. (These data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-16.)
Originally posted by buni11687
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Now its 24.8 million people. They dont even put some of these people into the stats!!!!
Edit - I would like to know the number of discouraged workers to. That will put the numbers even higher.edit on 28-5-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)