Half a Million Fewer Native-Born Americans Had Jobs in January


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 123,710,000 native-born Americans (ages 16 and over) were employed during the month of January, 567,000 Americans fewer than the month of December.

The number of unemployed native-born Americans increased by 669,000 reaching 6,956,000 people in January and the number of naive-born people out of the labor force increased by 69,000, hitting 80,704,000.

Native-born Americans had an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent and a labor force participation rate of 61.8 percent.

Meanwhile the foreign-born population also saw a decrease in its employment level, though not as dramatic as the native-born population. During the month of January the number of foreign-born people in the U.S. with a job declined by 98,000 to hit 25,328,000. January was the fourth month in a row that the foreign-born population with a job exceed 25 million.


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