Agricultural jobs fell for the second consecutive month in February as demand in the US continued to dip.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service said there were 478,400 more jobs available for agricultural workers in February than in January, which is up 6,000 from the previous month.
In February, there were an estimated 6.7 million more people working in agriculture.
But the overall number of jobs fell by 0.9 million in February, which was down by 1.1 million from January.
The total number of agricultural jobs rose by 1 million.
The number of new jobs for the agriculture sector in the last six months also fell for a fourth straight month, which marked the third straight month that the number of agriculture jobs fell.
The jobs report said the number fell for 10 straight months from 2007 to 2011.
However, the number is still up from the 10.4 million that were created during the 2008 recession.
In addition, the jobs report shows that agricultural businesses are still struggling to attract and retain qualified workers.
In the first quarter of this year, there was a decline in hiring, with the number falling by 3,300 positions.
This was followed by a slight rise in hiring from February to March.
“This suggests the labor market continues to be fragile and labor market slack persists,” said David Rosenberg, the chief economist at Capital Economics.
“The U.S. labor market is still recovering from the Great Recession, but the slack in the labor force is not fully resolved.”
In January, the USDA reported that there were 1.5 million new jobs in agriculture, up 1,000 jobs from January, and the number was up by 2,400 from February.
It was the second straight month with a significant decline in new job creation in the agriculture industry.
On the other hand, in February the number went up by more than 100,000, which represented a gain of 7.6 percent from January and a slight increase from February, when the number rose by about 1,400 jobs.