In the Last Year, It’s Like the Entire City of Philadelphia Lost Their Jobs
New employment numbers today! Here’s a brief digest for you. 48,000 people were hired by the census; “Service-producing industries added 121,000, including 39,000 in government.” There were 13,310,000 unemployed people a year ago; as of this March, there were 15,005,000. The number of people unemployed for more than six months is double what it was a year ago. Average weekly earnings went from $750.72 to $763.98 over the course of a year. The full-time worker (“unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work full time or are on layoff from full-time jobs”) unemployment rate was 9.3% a year ago; it is now 10.5%.