Initial jobless claims in the United States totaled 201,000 claims last week, down 20,000 people from the previous record, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department.
In the week ending September 9, a total of 1.662 million recipients of these subsidies were added, a decrease in the number of recipients of 21,000 people compared to the 1.683 million in the previous week. In the same comparative period of 2022, the number of citizens with social benefits reached 1,289 million.
The largest increases occurred in the states of Indiana (2,627), Florida (783), Kentucky (308), Nebraska (273) and Iowa (162), while the largest decreases occurred in Ohio (-3,425), Missouri (-). were. 3,196), New York (-3,051), California (-1,880) and Texas (-1,393).
The U.S. unemployment rate rose three-tenths to 3.8% in August, while 187,000 non-farm jobs were added, up from the 157,000 new jobs created in the seventh month of the year.
The number of unemployed reached 6,355 million in August, compared to 5,841 million in July, including 1,296 million long-term unemployed (those who have been out of work for 27 weeks or more), accounting for 20.4% of the total number of unemployed citizens.
The number of people working part-time for economic reasons rose by 221,000 to 4.221 million in August. The labor force participation rate was also 62.8%, two tenths more.