The number of jobs in the U.S. has dropped sharply in the past decade, as more Americans have given up looking for work.
The number of new job openings for each occupation dropped by 1.6 million jobs between February and June, according to data from the Labor Department.
That’s a 0.3% decline from February, but still a large amount.
The decline is bigger than the drop in the number of people employed or unemployed.
The drop is also larger than the 5.6% decline in the unemployment rate over that same time period.
The Labor Department data shows that, on average, Americans have lost a total of 1.4 months of job searching per year since 2006.
The data also shows that job openings increased by 0.5% over the same time frame.
The jobs numbers also show that there were a number of job openings last year that were created for people not currently working, such as temp workers, but those jobs were mostly for people who would not have had those positions in the first place.
The numbers also reflect a decline in part-time work, as people were able to work part-yearly, which was more of a job-creating option than full-time.
This year, about 2.2 million people were employed part- or full-year as temporary workers.
In 2016, there were 2.5 million workers who were part-timers.