Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will release the employment numbers for May 2014. In April, there were 9.8 million Americans looking for a job who could not find one. Below, we put the number of unemployed in context. The amount of people looking for work in April 2014 were:
- Roughly The Population Of The State Of Georgia. The latest available Census data estimates that in 2009, 9.83 million people lived in Georgia.
- More Than The Population Of 10 States. If you took the population from the 10 least populated states in the U.S., it would be about 8.8 million, 1 million less than the number of unemployed individuals.
- More Than The Number Of People Who Visit The Eiffel Tower. According to Business Insider, 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France every year.
- Less Than Half Of The Latest Estimate Of Job Openings In The U.S. Each month, the DOL releases a survey on job openings and labor turnover in the U.S. labor market. In March 2004 (the latest data available), there were 4.0 million job openings available, compared to the 9.8 million unemployed.