(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment Situation Summary
December 06, 2013
The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November
Both the number of unemployed persons, at 10.9 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.0 percent, declined in November. Among the unemployed, the number who reported being on temporary layoff decreased by 377,000. This largely reflects the return to work of federal employees who were furloughed in October due to the partial government shutdown.
(See tables A-1 and A-11.)
The employment-population ratio increased by 0.3 percentage point to 58.6 percent in November
As of December 6, 2013, the United States has a total resident population of 317,208,000
58.6 percent of 317,208,000 is 185,883,888 people. Supporting 317,208,000 people.
Which means of course that 41.4 percent of the US population is “unemployed” (not working anywhere, for any money) now.