- Janco Damas
unemployment falls, but so does employment
The most recent economic news release shows that education continues to be the basis for employment disparity nationwide. Civilians with less than a high school diploma struggle the most with unemployment. Whether or not their situation is improving however remains uncertain. March unemployment numbers for respondents with less than a high-school diploma fell from 954,000 in March 2015 to 799,000 in March 2016. Although these results may seem to indicate that job seekers with less than a high-school diploma are finding work, the number of “employed” persons in this group for the same time period fell by 138,000 nationwide. While some may have found jobs, the greater number of unemployed people with less than a high school diploma have merely stopped looking for work according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.