By: CNN Labor DepartmentThe number of employed workers has risen in the U.S. for the first time since 2011, according to the latest data from the Labor Department.
The labor force is the population of people who want jobs, but don’t have them.
In the first six months of 2017, the labor force increased by 7 million people, according the Labor department.
In that same period, the unemployment rate dropped by nearly 4 million people.
The increase in employment in the last year is a good sign for the economy, said Jason Furman, the president of the Council of Economic Advisers.
He noted that the unemployment and underemployment numbers don’t always match up.
For instance, in the first half of the year, the total number of people with jobs was up by nearly 2 million, but that figure was down by 3 million in the second half.
The Labor Department’s figures are not adjusted for seasonal changes, such as holidays, because the unemployment rates are often higher in a given month than they were a year ago.
It’s also important to note that the numbers are the same in each state, so the same trend is not likely to hold across states.
For example, unemployment in Washington State was 6.9% in the third quarter of 2017.
That would have been 8.1% had the unemployment numbers been adjusted for the holidays.
If you want to know how many jobs are available and how many are vacant, look at the job openings.
This is an excellent indicator of the labor market, said Adam Looney, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank.
The U.K. economy is growing faster than the U, which means more jobs, which will drive demand for goods and services, said David Jones, chief economist at Markit.
And the labor supply is expanding.
“It is now likely to be a positive for the global economy as a whole,” Jones said.
There’s also a good chance the labor shortage will keep the economy from overheating.
The unemployment rate is at a five-year low of 6.1%, according to U.N. data.
And wages and inflation are rising.
The unemployment rate has been falling since late 2015.
In December 2017, for instance, the rate was 4.6%.
Inflation is expected to stay low, too.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday that inflation for January was 2.1%.
That should mean more people can find jobs.
It also means that companies will be less likely to lay off workers.
But there are signs the economy is overheating and some economists worry that the slowdown in economic growth could have consequences.
The job market is expected come off a 12-month stretch in which the unemployment was 6% and inflation was at 5%.
But the rate is forecast to remain elevated at around 8% in 2020 and 5% in 2021.
“We are very concerned about the possibility of more jobless and undomesticated people becoming unemployed and becoming homeless,” said Mark Zandi, chief economic adviser at Moody’s Analytics.