Though the United States unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics yearly report issued Friday, for people who lost their jobs indefinitely on account of this coronavirus pandemic, looking for a new project represents a struggle.
It was a more significant decline than many analysts expected down from 14.7% in April, but at a 13.3 percent rate, unemployment stays high and catastrophic for most families.
On the other hand, the BLS mentioned in its report that”when the employees who were listed as employed but absent from work because of other reasons’ were categorized as unemployed on temporary layoff,” the general unemployment rate could have been around 19.7 percent in April and 16.3% in May.
Assessing the information to both months, but the statistics still show advancement in the job marketplace.
The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the economy recovered 2.5 million projects in May after dropping more than 22 million jobs in March and April.
The better-than-expected May report indicates tens of thousands of U.S. businesses reopened and attracted back employees faster than predicted.
It might take weeks, but before people who lost jobs in March and April come back to the workforce, prompting some economists to forecast that the jobless rate could stay in double-digits into next year.