5.20% of the workforce is unemployed, which is less than one year ago and an indication of a strengthening economy.
Read the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation press release for more in-depth analysis.
37.40% of the unemployed have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer which is more than one year ago and an indication of a weakening economy.
61.70% of the population is participating in the labor force, which is the same as one year ago.
See the BLS’s Labor Force Characteristics for more analysis.
The average weekly earnings of full-time workers is $1,066 ($55,449 annualized) which is lower than one year ago and an indication of a weakening economy.
See the BLS’s Usual Weekly Earnings press release for more analysis.
The FHFA housing price index is higher than one year ago.