Washington, Apr 2 (EFE) .- The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 6% in March, two tenths less than that registered in February, in a new sign of the reactivation of the economy after the crisis caused by the pandemic, reported this Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, in its acronym in English).
In addition, in the third month of the year 2021, the US economy generated 916,000 jobs, a figure higher than analysts’ forecasts, and the highest since August last year in the US.
“This improvement in the labor market reflects the continued reopening of economic activity that was slowed down by the covid-19 pandemic. Job creation was widespread in March, led by the leisure and hospitality sectors, public and private education, and construction, “the note underlined.
In total, the number of unemployed in the United States fell to 8.5 million, a figure still above the pre-pandemic levels of February 2020, when there were about 5.7 million people without work, according to figures from the American government.
The unemployment rate, which last year went from 3.5% in February to 14.7% in April, when the covid-19 pandemic had a greater impact, has been decreasing every month since then and in the first three the year has approached 6%, which indicates the good health of the labor market in 2021.
(c) EFE Agency