Skip to main content

Unemployment at 8.1 percent in April

An estimated 115,000 jobs were added in April and the unemployment rate was little changed at 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Employment increased in professional and business services, retail trade and health care, but declined in transportation and warehousing.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed, at 5.1 million in April. These people made up 41.3 percent of the unemployed. During the year, the number of long-term unemployed has fallen by 759,000.

The number of people employed part time for economic reasons was essentially unchanged in April, at 7.9 million.

In April, 2.4 million people were marginally attached to the labor force, essentially unchanged from a year earlier. These people were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the four weeks preceding the survey.

Click here for the full report.

Related

1_TRAVELIFT.COOP

Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.

1_JULY4

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

1_ORR.FUNDS

ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time

Norm#4

Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip

1_ASA.BOARD

ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.

1_EXEC.SEARCH

Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.

1_PULSE.PING.0630

DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.

1_PMMPODCAST

Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week

1_AQUILA

Aquila Celebrates 10 Years

The builder said it has sold more than 500 power cats and is the No. 1 brand in that segment.