Unemployment Data–MAY 2022

May 2022 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.6%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White     3.2% African American 6.2% Hispanic 4.3% Asian¹           2.4% Persons with a disability¹   7.1% Men 20 years and over 3.4% Women 20 years and over 3.4% Teens (16-19 years) 10.4% Black… Read More Unemployment Data–MAY 2022

Better but Not Great (June 2021 Jobs Report Analysis)

By FRANK STRICKER The employment and unemployment numbers come from two different surveys, and at times they seem to describe different economies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) survey of 60,000 households shows that in June, unemployment rose by a tenth of a point to 5.9%, and the number of employed people actually fell a… Read More Better but Not Great (June 2021 Jobs Report Analysis)

Unemployment Data–MAY 2021

May 2021 Unemployment Data–the Full Count The BLS estimates that official unemployment this month may be understated by up to 0.3%, reflecting measurement problems. (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 5.8%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White      5.1% African American 9.1% Hispanic 7.3% Asian¹           5.5% Persons with a disability¹  … Read More Unemployment Data–MAY 2021

Unemployment Data–AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2019 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.7%* [Analyses] White      3.4% African American 5.5% Hispanic 4.2% Asian¹           2.8% Persons with a disability¹   7.2% Men 20 years and over 3.4% Women 20 years and over 3.3% Teens (16-19 years) 12.6% Black teens 15.7%… Read More Unemployment Data–AUGUST 2019

Employment Statistics: Let’s Tell the Whole Story

UNCOMMON SENSE 4 © revised October 2021 By Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Economics, Emerita, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Bill Ayres, Co-Founder of WhyHunger, and June Zaccone, Economics, Emerita, Hofstra University Unemployment figures are not always what they seem. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regularly reports the nation’s monthly and… Read More Employment Statistics: Let’s Tell the Whole Story