Friday, July 02, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau




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Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June, and the

unemployment rate edged down to 9.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor

Statistics reported today. The decline in payroll employment reflected

a decrease (-225,000) in the number of temporary employees working on

Census 2010. Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000.


Household Survey Data


Both the number of unemployed persons, at 14.6 million, and the unem-

ployment rate, at 9.5 percent, edged down in June. (See table A-1.)


Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult women

(7.8 percent) declined, while the rates for adult men (9.9 percent),

teenagers (25.7 percent), whites (8.6 percent), blacks (15.4 percent),

and Hispanics (12.4 percent) showed little or no change. The jobless

rate for Asians was 7.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables

A-1, A-2, and A-3.)


In June, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27

weeks and over) was unchanged at 6.8 million. These individuals made

up 45.5 percent of unemployed persons. (See table A-12.)


The civilian labor force participation rate fell by 0.3 percentage

point in June to 64.7 percent. The employment-population ratio, at

58.5 percent, edged down over the month. (See table A-1.)


The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (some-

times referred to as involuntary part-time workers), at 8.6 million,

was little changed over the month but was down by 525,000 over the

past 2 months. These individuals were working part time because their

hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-

time job. (See table A-8.)


In June, about 2.6 million persons were marginally attached to the

labor force, an increase of 415,000 from a year earlier. (The data

are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor

force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job

sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed

because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the

survey. (See table A-16.)


Among the marginally attached, there were 1.2 million discouraged

workers in June, up by 414,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not

seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently

looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.

The remaining 1.4 million persons marginally attached to the labor

force had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey

for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities.

(See table A-16.)


AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....


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