Which state is offering the best job training for workers?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 2.2 million full-time workers in the United States in January.
While it’s not quite as many as in February, the unemployment rate dropped by nearly a percentage point to 5.7% from 6.3% in January, and the number of people in part-time jobs jumped by more than a million to 7.4 million.
While the unemployment figure may seem high, the Bureau of Labour Statistics says that it’s a reflection of a stronger economy.
“While the labor market has been expanding, jobs are still available,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
“The labor market is expanding at a steady pace, and it’s creating a lot of new jobs.”
A number of states have passed legislation to allow workers to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, which are funded by the payroll tax.
The U.S. Department of Labor says it expects to see unemployment insurance increases as the economy rebounds from the recession.
The government pays benefits to people who are laid off from their jobs, but also provides other financial support for those who are unemployed and have lost their job.
But many workers say the benefits don’t help them afford the rent or other expenses.
“There’s a lot that I can’t afford,” said Tanya DeSantis, a 24-year-old software engineer from Chicago.
“I’m worried about whether I’m going to be able to get a good-paying job.
My parents are working, and I’m worried that I’m not going to have enough money to pay for food or groceries.”
The UBI program is also an incentive to get work, so that those who can’t find jobs get the help they need.
“It’s a way for people to look forward to going back to work,” said Zandi.
“They’re not necessarily going to get another job, but they’re not going back down the path of a lifetime of unemployment.”