All fast facts for Jobs & Economy are from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They do not represent all of their reports on this subject. Some simply provide historical perspective. Occasionally minor word adjustments may have been made for clarity or to reflect the updated nature of the statement. As always, verify and view statements in their full context as often as possible.
|Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February (2012), and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.3 percent. Click here to verify|
|Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 in March (2012), and the unemployment rate was little changed at 8.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Click here to verify|
|The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was little changed at 5.4 million in February. These individuals accounted for 42.6 percent of the unemployed. Click here to verify|
|The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was essentially unchanged at 8.1 million in February. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. Click here to verify|
|In February, 2.6 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, essentially unchanged from a year earlier. (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. there were 1.0 million discouraged workers in February, about the same as a year earlier. (not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. Click here to verify|