April 2014 saw some changes in the unemployment rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%.
The figure is 1.2 percentage points lower than April 2013, when the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, and the lowest unemployment has been since September 2008.
- Employment in construction grew by 32,000
- Approximately 288,000 jobs were created
- Long term unemployment has decreased by 908,000 in the last year
The May 2014 statistics will be released on June 6th, 2014.