The number of native-born Americans with a job declined by more than half a million last month, according to not-seasonally adjusted government data released Friday.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 123,710,000 native-born Americans (ages 16 and over) were employed during the month of January, 567,000 Americans fewer than the month of December.

The number of unemployed native-born Americans increased by 669,000 reaching 6,956,000 people in January and the number of naive-born people out of the labor force increased by 69,000, hitting 80,704,000.

Native-born Americans had an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent and a labor force participation rate of 61.8 percent.

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