S., Canada, and Mexico are the only three countries in the world where the labor force participation rate remains steady, the United Nations said Wednesday.
U.S.-based Labor Department data released Tuesday showed that the U.T.S.’s labor force has increased by just 2.7 percent over the past year.
That is less than the 4.4 percent increase in the U.-Canada and 3.6 percent in the Mexico labor force that has been in place since the first week of January.
“I don’t know if that’s a good sign or a bad sign,” said David Wessels, chief economist at UBS Global Wealth Management in London.
“If you think that is a good thing for the economy, then that is good for the U-T.
If you think it is bad, then it could be a bit of a problem.”
The U.F.O. report also showed that more than 1.5 million U.M. migrants in the country have returned to their home countries since the end of the year, a new record.
But more than 3 million U-M.
people are still seeking work, a number that has remained constant over the last year, according to U.G.A. data.
The U-FoO also showed a slight increase in Mexican migration into the U, with a net gain of 1,868 in the last five months of the decade.
But it also noted that the overall increase in migration to Mexico and Central America from other countries remains much smaller than in other countries.
A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says that Mexico’s unemployment rate remained below 6 percent in 2016, the lowest level since the Great Depression.