US unemployment figures are down again after a big spike in the past week.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of unemployed Americans jumped by a whopping 12.5 million last week, and the number dropped by a massive 13.1 million in the week before that.
The numbers also fell significantly for those aged 25-54.
The jobless rate, which measures how many people are actively looking for work, is now 4.4%, down from 5.4% on Thursday.
However, a drop in the unemployment rate has not been met with a huge drop in unemployment.
The number of people with a job in the United States rose to 4.3 million last Friday, the highest level since October, the BLS said.
In the same week, the number fell by a similar amount.
BLS figures show that in January, the US economy added 1.4 million jobs, and on average the economy added about 4.1 jobs a week.
But, while the number has been growing steadily, there has been a huge dip in the number with which we interact.
The US unemployment rate fell to 4% in the final weeks of the recession.
But on Monday, the unemployment figure was 4.6%, which was still well below the 6.6% rate that economists had expected.
On Wednesday, the jobless number fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.5%, a fall of 0.4 percentage points.
That was down from the 5.5% average that economists have been predicting for months.
In terms of the economy, the employment rate, or the share of people who are working or looking for a job, fell to 65.1% last week from 68.7% a month earlier.
That’s the lowest level since the recession began in 2007.
The unemployment rate is also down sharply from last year, when it was at 4.9%.
But the US unemployment numbers are far from the only data to fall.
US stock markets fell sharply on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling nearly 40 points.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the market was the biggest decliner in a month, with prices falling 4.7%.
In Europe, the eurozone’s largest economy, stocks fell for the third day in a row, and in Asia, the Nikkei 225 dropped almost 10%.
The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank, which is in charge of the European Union’s bailout, also saw their yields fall on Thursday, as markets were forced to buy longer-dated bonds in anticipation of a possible increase in borrowing costs.
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