The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 10-year low, and here's how it breaks down.
About 94 million people in the United States are unemployed, making the 4.4 percent a 10-year low. They're either retired, in school, disabled or taking care of a loved one reports CNN. The labor force is made of up of 254 million working Americans 16 years and older. More than 150 million have a job, and nearly eight million are looking for a job, leaving 94.6 million American not in the labor force. Where are these people? Here's how it breaks down:
- 44.1 million are retired
- 15.3 million are disabled
- 14.7 million are in college or job training
- 12.9 million are taking care of a family member
- 5.7 million have looked for a job in the past or want a job, but have given up for more than a year
- 1.9 million Americans are in the shadows, and nobody knows why they are not in the workforce