Unemployment in the US fell in December

The US unemployment rate fell two tenths to 3.5%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor

The unemployment rate in the United States (USA) fell two tenths last December, to 3.5%, and in the last month of 2022 223,000 jobs were created, according to figures published this Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the US Department of Labor.

In this way, unemployment in the US recovers the minimum level reached before the Covid-19 pandemic, when unemployment reached 3.5%, which was its lowest rate in several decades.

In the last month of 2022, the country’s labor market maintained its positive course of job creation with 223,000 new non-agricultural jobs, up from 263,000 in November.

The country closed December with a total of 153.743 million non-agricultural workers, which represents an increase of 3.391 million employees compared to the last month of 2021.

The number of long-term unemployed, those who have remained unemployed for a minimum of 27 weeks, fell by 146,000 people, reaching 1.1 million in December. Its weight with respect to the total number of unemployed is 18.5%.

Likewise, the total number of unemployed people, including agricultural jobs, stood at 5.722 million people in December.

Source: dpa

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