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Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.1%, Number of Employed Grows By 104,000 in December

Number of part-time workers who would rather have a full-time job has declined by 861,000 since beginning of 2017

January 5, 2018

More Americans Joined Labor Force in August as Participation Rate Remained Steady

Unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in July to 4.4 percent in August

September 1, 2017

153,168,000: Record Number of Americans Employed in June

Unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.4 percent

July 7, 2017

160,201,000: Number of Americans in Labor Force Hits Record High

Unemployment of 4.5 percent hits lowest level seen in near decade

April 7, 2017

94,366,000 Americans Not in Labor Force as Participation Rate Ticks Up in January

242,000 more Americans working part-time jobs this month than last

February 3, 2017
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Obama Economy: 9.9 Million More Employed, But 14.6 Million Left Labor Force

Labor force participation rate for women, minorities, and veterans declined

January 9, 2017
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Record 95,102,000 Americans Not Participating in Labor Force

5,598,000 Americans want full-time work but serve part-time job due to economic reasons

January 6, 2017

New Record: Americans Not in Labor Force Breaks 95 Million for First Time

446,000 more individuals stayed out of the labor force this month than last

December 2, 2016

Unemployed More Likely To Shop, Watch TV, or Play Sports Than Look For a Job

Those without jobs spend more time on leisure activities than job hunting

September 1, 2015