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Friday, June 7, 2013

May 2013 Unemployment Rate Jobs Numbers

May 2013 Jobs Numbers and Unemployment Rate were released this morning, Friday, June 7th.  Reports and detail will be added throughout the day.

  • 175,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs (net)
  • 178,000 new private sector nonfarm jobs
  • Unemployment rate about even at 7.6%.  (The unemployment rate actually increased from 7.51% to 7.55%)
  • Number of people unemployed increased by 101,000 as 182,000 people re-enter the labor force and start looking for jobs. 
  • Government lost 3,000 jobs
  • Civilian labor force expanded by 420,000
  • People employed (includes farm workers and the self-employed) increased by 319,000
  • Alternate (U-6) unemployment rate decreased due to decreases in the the number of discouraged workers, the number of marginally-attached workers, and the number of people working part-time because they could not find full-time work.
  • The percent of people working full-time has increased over the past year from 80.3% to 80.8%.
Watch this post.  As details and reports are published Friday, the following links will be added and updated.

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