Posted by: 8-02-2020, 02:05


Warm winter in the USA led to a reduction in unemployment and higher wages


Warm winter in the USA led to a reduction in unemployment and higher wages

The sectors most affected by the weather have grown the most — construction, transportation, the entertainment industry, and leisure.

In the USA, abnormally warm weather in January led to an increase in the number of new jobs in a number of industries. This is stated in a report released by the US Department of Labor, Voice of America reports on Friday, February 7.

“The US economy added 225 thousand new jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%. According to economists who prepared a labor market report for January, the reason for the decline in unemployment is the unusually warm weather for the US,” the report said.





It is noted that the sectors most affected by the weather have grown the most - construction, transportation, the entertainment and leisure industry, and health care.

Also, last month, the average wage increased — it amounted to 28 dollars 44 cents per hour. January was the 18th consecutive month when the average wage is growing by more than 3%, the report said.

It was previously reported that 2019 was the second hottest year in the history of observations on the planet.

Recall, scientists announce a record hot five-year anniversary. From 2020 to 2024, the average temperature around the world will be almost one and a half degrees higher than before.

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