LOS ANGELES — The number of Hondurans employed in the United States fell in April, dropping to 2.39 million from 2.56 million in March, according to a report from the Labor Department.
The labor force participation rate, or labor force number, for Honduras fell to 62.8% from 67.6%, and the labor force is defined as all persons aged 16 or older who are actively looking for a job.
The number also declined to 1.6 million from 1.8 million, the lowest since January, as the economy slows.
The jobless rate, the share of the population without a job, remained steady at 6.4%, down from 6.6% in March.
The labor force dropped by 3.5 million, from a year earlier, due to the drop in the birth rate and the migration crisis.
Honduras had the second-lowest unemployment rate in the world last month, at 3.9%, and its rate of economic growth fell to 2% from 3.7%.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has said that the labor shortage is not just due to a lack of labor and other resources.
The country is now in the midst of a fiscal crisis that has triggered protests and protests in cities.