The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 10.2% in July, still at a record high

China News Agency, Washington, August 7, the U.S. Labor Department released data on August 7, saying that the U.S. non-agricultural sector added 1.8 million jobs in July, and the unemployment rate was 10.2%, down 0.9 percentage points month on month.

affected by the novel coronavirus pneumonia, the unemployment rate in the US rose to 14.7% in April and 20 million 500 thousand jobs in the non-agricultural sector. In the next three months, the unemployment rate gradually fell, but it was still at a double-digit historical high. < p > < p > data shows that the total number of new jobs created in the United States in July fell from the previous two months. The main growth was in the leisure and hotel industry, retail industry, business services and medical insurance industry. Among them, the leisure and hotel industry, which was seriously affected by the epidemic, increased 592000 jobs in the same month, and 258000 jobs in the retail industry. The associated press said the U.S. rebound in July weakened employment and economic recovery. After 22 million people lost their jobs in March and April, only about 42% of the jobs before the outbreak were restored in the past three months. According to the U.S. Department of labor and labor statistics, there are still 16.3 million unemployed people in the United States in July. Among them, nearly 8 million people have been unemployed for more than 15 weeks, an increase of more than 4.7 million over June. In the absence of a vaccine, further job growth in the United States is becoming more and more difficult, and there are signs that the employment situation will tend to be weak in the coming months, according to the news agency. The inability of the White House and Congress to agree on a $600-a-week federal unemployment relief package means that American households will spend less and businesses will face a greater shortage of funds.