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How Many People Are Unemployed In The United States Today?

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A recent household survey completed by a US government agency has produced some rather grim looking statistics, indicating that the employment, or unemployment, situation in the States has seen little change for the better in May.

This has dashed widespread hopes of an imminent up-swing in the country's economy, although one could argue that no apparent change for the worse could be interpreted as a good sign.

As it stands, splitting these statistics into the main groups of individuals potentially available for work indicates the following unemployment rates per group:

Adult males - 8.9 per cent
Adult females - 8.0 per cent
Teenagers - 24.2 per cent
White population - 8.0 per cent
Black population - 16.2 per cent
Hispanic population - 11.9 per cent
Asian population - 7.0 per cent

The US has a total potential labour force of 153.7 million people, also remaining effectively unchanged during May. At the present unemployment rate of 9.1 per cent, this means that a staggering 13.9 million individuals are currently unemployed.

Considering that the hope was to reduce the unemployment rate to six per cent by April, this paints a rather bleak picture, especially as the period for which unemployment benefits are paid out by the state has now been reduced to 26 weeks for new claimants.

The number of individuals out of work for more than 27 weeks has now risen by 361,000 to a total of 6.2 million, taking a share of 45.1 per cent, almost half, of the total unemployment figure.

Although existing claimants are still able to claim for more than 26 weeks for at least a while, periods of payment have been reduced drastically.

If the situation continues, heaven only knows where this will leave the many unfortunates unable to find work before their unemployment benefits stop.
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Johann johann answered
The official unemployment is 9.1%, but most folks don't know that the real unemployment as of 1st week of July was 28.4%. The real unemployment includes folks that do no not qualify for benefits any more.
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Anonymous answered
It very un fortune that we have so many unemployed but if we keep borrow money from the government we will all suffer.Plus in my own family I have someone getting un- employment but he got to a point when there work he will not take it.We are making it to easy for them to just get lazy all together.
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The rate of unemployment today
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Anonymous answered
To many, and no one to help the unemployed, OUR GOVERNMENT is shutting them out !!!
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12.5mil. With 13 mil.illegals in our country so nobody really neads to be unemployed we just need to get rid of illegal
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Hey buddy. Come on... Show some respect dude... Sure there are illegal immigrants. But what did they do to you?
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Anonymous answered
How can you defend people here ilegally ? Tell them to go through the processes to get a visa or citizenship like everyone else why are we catering to people that shouldn't be here? We have our own citizens to worryabout first
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Dude 19 ~ what have they done to use?? They have raised our taxes by using our ER systems, they have stolen jobs, heck the possibiulity of being paid fairly for trade jobs of normal americans by consantly taking those jobs at rates that HURT americans who NEED the jobs and allow BAD employwers(like walmart as a BIG example) to contiune underpaying, and hurting families. Ohhh, and lets on forget SOMEHOW these illigals get on unemplyment...

Ummm... You.... Illigals have hurt EVERYONE a lot.

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