2.4 million jobs in the U.S. are currently unfilled article 2 million jobs are unfilled, according to a new report from the U,S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS said that 1.2 million jobs were created or maintained last year, but that figure only includes temporary jobs, and doesn’t include the jobs lost due to the Great Recession.
The U.s. added 1.4 billion jobs in 2015, but only about half of those were new jobs.
The unemployment rate for Americans who are looking for work declined from 5.6% in April to 5.5% in September.
The jobless rate for adults 18 to 64 declined from 9.8% in November to 8.9% in January.
The report, released Tuesday, showed that the median annual salary for an entry-level full-time worker in 2016 was $31,000.
The bureau says that more than 8.1 million people in the United States had jobs in November, the latest month available.
The national unemployment rate is currently at 4.9%.
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