The Number Of Reluctant Part-Time Workers Is Still Higher Than Before The Great Recession
By Market Watch,April 09, 2017
Millions of Americans don’t want to work part-time.
The U.S. economy added just 98,000 jobs in March,the smallest gain in nearly a year,after adding more than 200,000 jobs in January and February. Economists predicted that the number of jobs created in March would hit 180,000, so the actual figures fell far short of that. Unemployment fell to a 10-year-low of 4.5% in March from 4.7% in February, but the “real” unemployment rate that includes part-time workers who would rather work full-time and job hunters who gave up searching for work was 8.9%, although this was also down from 9.2% in February.