The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, reported on Friday that the number of job seekers for the U.S. government has dropped to a four-year low.
The report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) said that only 8.5 percent of the job seekers were employed last month.
CAP cited a number of factors, including the election of President Donald Trump.
CAP said it is forecasting that the unemployment rate will fall to 7.1 percent in September, down from 9.5 per cent.
“The economy is doing better, but the unemployment is still too high,” said Chris Sgro, senior vice president of research at CAP.
“We’ve got to get back to the fundamentals of how to create jobs in America, and that starts with putting people to work.”