Employment Figures Hold Steady, Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports
14.6 million people were unemployed in June, a decline from the previous month. The unemployment rates for major worker categories showed little or no change, as did the number of long-term unemployed people, which remained at 6.8 million people. That group comprises 45.5 of the unemployed.
The number of people employed part-time for economic reasons, or involuntary part-time workers, has dropped by 525,000 over the past two months.
There was an increase in the number of discouraged workers, those who have stopped looking for work because they do not think jobs are available for them. That figure has risen to 1.2 million people from 414,000 the previous year.
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