The US unemployment rate hit 6.1% in July, which is much lower than the last few years. Unfortunately, the job participation rate is nearly steady at 66.9%. The underemployment rate dropped to 14.2%. (Yes, the numbers don’t add to 100%, which is why the jobs report is complex.)
P2P and unemployment were steady in July because a decline in involuntary part-time work was offset by a drop in workforce participation. The net result is that many who were working part time in June were no longer working or were no longer looking for work in July. – Gallup
The recovery is not universal.
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