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Latest Figures: Unemployment Rates Across the US Lowered



Approximately thirteen million Americans experienced unemployment at some point in 2022, down more than three million from the previous year, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.


The bureau credits a recovering labor market, post-pandemic, for the decrease in figures. Conversely, the number of people aged 16 or older who worked at some time during 2022 increased by a half percent, 64%.


Additional;y federal data shows

  • 169.8 million people worked at some point during 2022, up by 2.9 million

from the prior year.

  • The proportion of workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2022 was 71%, a 1.2% increase from the prior year.

  • Approximately 2.1 million individuals looked for a job but did not work in 2022, down

by 790,000 from the prior year.


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