The average workweek sat at 34.3 hours, and average hourly earnings increased by just one cent to $22.75. Between 15 and 27 million people are unemployed right now, and that's the way it's been for quite some time. WSJ:
The U.S. unemployment rate has now been above 9% since May 2009, or 19 months. That matches the longest stretch at such an elevated level since World War II. In the deep recession of the early 1980s, the jobless rate crept to 9% in March 1982 and remained above that mark until September 1983.