One of the closely watched indicators of how the U.S. economy is doing indicates its booming. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics recently released its latest jobs report. It provides statistics from the month before on hiring, wages and the unemployment rate, the percentage of the American workforce that doesn't have a job. The government says 263,000 jobs were added in April. That's more than economists predicted. It says hourly wages per American workers were up 3.2 percent over last year. That's less than economists predicted. And the report says the unemployment rate dropped even further to 3.6 percent. That's the lowest level it's been in 50 years.
Last time the unemployment rate was that low, the Beatles were still together and President Donald Trump had recently graduated from college.
One factor behind the unemployment rate decrease was because fewer Americans were looking for work. Sometimes that's not seen as a good sign.
But there are still more jobs available in America than there are workers to fill them. Ond overall the report was seen as very good news for the U.S. economy.
失业率下降的其中一个原因是，美国求职者人数减少 。有时这并不是好迹象 。
不过，美国的工作机会仍然多于求职者 。总的来说，这份报告对美国经济来说是好消息 。
1. more than 超过；超出；
From start to finish he believed in me, often more than I did myself.
2. less than 少于，低于，比…少；
He sweetened the pill by increasing wages, although by slightly le ss than he raised prices.
3. look for 寻找，寻求，谋求；
You could look for a career abroad where environmental jobs are better paid and more secure.
4. see as 认为；把…看作；
His colleagues see him as a future director.