The report on the December jobless rate released this
morning was a continuation of the good news! The unemployment rate fell from
5.8% in November to 5.6% in December – with 252,000 new jobs created. This is
the lowest rate of unemployment since 2008!
Long-term unemployment is a serious concern NETWORK has been
working on over the last two years. Here also the news is good. During 2014,
that rate fell by 27%. Related is the number of part-time workers seeking
full-time employment. That number also fell by 12%. Read more