Unemployment rates in the U.S. are rising, and it could be the beginning of a lasting trend.
We talked with experts on the topic to find out how the numbers are changing and how unemployment is affecting people and businesses.
What are the main trends?
There are two main trends in the national unemployment rate, said Scott Henson, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.
The first is that the number of Americans who have lost their jobs has declined by about one-third since the start to April, the first full month of President Donald Trump’s administration.
That’s not surprising, said Paul Ashworth, a senior economist for the Economic Information Society.
He noted that since the Great Recession, more than half of Americans have found a job, but it hasn’t translated into jobs created.
Henson said the other big change is that many of the people who were previously in jobless are now in full-time work, which is a sign that the economy is gaining steam.
He said the labor force participation rate, or the percentage of Americans with jobs, has fallen to 63.7 percent from 63.9 percent in January.
The percentage of those who have jobs has also fallen in states like Texas and Georgia, which have seen jobless rates rise during the Trump administration.
Harrison is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.
He has been researching and writing about the economy since 2002.
He and Ashworth also have a new book out called “The Future of Work.”
What’s the data on this?
Here’s a look at the jobs data, as of April 2018:Here’s what the unemployment rate is now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:There are more than 13 million people unemployed in the United States right now.
How has unemployment changed over the past year?
The economy is growing, and we’re seeing it grow faster than the number on the unemployment rolls.
So the unemployment is going down, but the number is still higher than it was before the recession started.
Ashworth noted that there was some growth in manufacturing and construction jobs before the economy started to recover, and that has slowed since then.
What’s a permanent job?
The job market is in flux.
People who were looking for a job in the middle of a recession or recessionary period have found jobs.
People have found other jobs.
But there’s still a big backlog of people who need jobs, and those are the jobs that people are going to keep looking for.
The problem is, the unemployment numbers show that people don’t necessarily want to stay in those jobs.
Henson pointed out that in recent months, there have been a lot of layoffs in manufacturing, and there has been a huge increase in the number in construction, but those are temporary jobs.
And the real issue is, is that these temporary jobs have been replaced by permanent jobs, which are going out the door, Ashworth said.
We’re seeing a lot more people going into hospitality, retail, and service jobs, he said.
Hates to say it, but a lot is changing in the economy.
So you’ve got a lot going on.
There’s a lot happening in the labor market, but there’s also a lot changing in what people do in their lives.