U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6%


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported new unemployment rates today. According to the report, Job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing.

Monthly Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.6 percent in December, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 383,000 to 8.7 million.