The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest unemployment report Thursday, which found that the economy added 235,000 jobs in January, but it didn’t provide an exact count of the jobs lost due to the shutdown.
The report said that the jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent, but there are other reasons why people could be jobless.
There’s a higher likelihood that someone will be laid off if the economy slows, and employers are taking steps to reduce payrolls.
The BLS expects the unemployment rate to average 4.3 percent in the coming months.
The number of Americans unemployed has increased to nearly 1.6 million.
That number could reach 3.1 million as the economy starts to pick up and employers find more workers.
The U.S. economy added 1.7 million jobs in February.
It’s been the worst month since June, when the economy was still reeling from the sequester and the impact of the Great Recession.
The unemployment rate also fell to 8.3% in February, the lowest rate since November.
But many people remain jobless because they have given up looking for work.
Many of the people who remain joblessness aren’t working, and some aren’t even looking for a job.
According to a recent analysis from the National Employment Law Project, nearly 10 million Americans are currently unemployed.
About two-thirds of those who are unemployed are in their 40s and 50s.
In February, people who are looking for full-time work have lost an average of more than 100,000 full-year jobs.
More than half of all unemployed Americans are younger than 30.
As the economy picks up, job seekers are also getting fewer offers than they would have expected.
According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rates for people ages 16 to 64 were 9.4% in January and 10.4%, the lowest since November 2008.
Job seekers who were working when the shutdown started in mid-January have been offered about the same number of positions as those who were laid off, but the job seekers who are still working are getting less work.
There’s been a dramatic increase in applications for unemployment benefits in recent months, and that has pushed the unemployment numbers even higher.
In February, there were more than 18.3 million job applications, the highest in more than three years.