Madrid, July 20 (European Press) –
Initial applications for unemployment benefits in the United States reached a total of 228,000 last week, a decrease of 9,000 people from the previous number, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.
Recipients of unemployment benefits added a total of 1,754 million in the week ending July 8, marking an increase in the number of recipients of 33,000 compared to 1,721 million in the previous week. In the same period in 2022, the number of beneficiary citizens reached 1,341 million.
The main increases occurred in New York (8,043), Ohio (1,783), Pennsylvania (1,413), Iowa (1,368), and Arizona (1,118), while the sharpest decreases were recorded in Connecticut (-3,538). and New Jersey (-3,290), Michigan (-1,434), Minnesota (-758) and Rhode Island (-751).
The unemployment rate in the United States decreased by a tenth in June, reaching 3.6%, while 209 thousand non-farm jobs were created, the lowest number since December 2020. The total number of unemployed was 5.95 million compared to 6.097 million. in May.
On the other hand, the consulting firm ADP also reported two weeks ago that the North American private sector created 497,000 jobs in June, with a particular role in leisure, accommodation, trade and transportation companies. In addition, these companies raised the wage bill by 6.4% year over year.