U.S. Unemployment Rate at Lowest in 54 Years


Unemployment is a major problem in the modern world. But in the U.S. it is continuing (slowly) to decrease, with 2022 being the best year on record since 1969.

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U.S. Unemployment Rate at Lowest in 54 Years | True or False

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Full text for U.S. Unemployment Rate at Lowest in 54 Years:

The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 54 years according to figures recently released—the fewest jobless Americans, as a percentage of the population, since 1969.
Job growth held strong over the past year and pushed the unemployment rate down to 3.4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In addition, the median earnings for workers were 7.4% higher at the end of 2022 compared to 2021, outpacing inflation.
Black workers, young workers, and people on the bottom of the income scale received the largest pay increases over the last 12 months.
Unemployment is now near record lows for Blacks and Hispanics, at 5.4 percent.
President Biden said: “Add that all up, it means we created 12 million jobs since I took office. That’s the strongest two years of job growth in history, by a longshot.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the growth was widespread across industries, with notable gains for restaurants and bars, retail stores, healthcare facilities, professional and business offices, and construction.

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