Monthly Jobs Summary: April 2020

By Robert Half on May 8, 2020 at 7:11am

APRIL 2020 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

20,500,000 JOBS LOST*

14.7% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

8.4% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
May '19 3.6% 2.1%
June '19 3.7% 2.1%
July '19 3.7% 2.2%
August '19 3.7% 2.1%
September '19 3.5% 2.0%
October '19 3.6% 2.1%
November '19 3.5% 2.0%
December '19 3.5% 1.9%
January '20 3.6% 2.0%
February '20 3.5% 1.9%
March '20 4.4% 2.5%
April '20 14.7% 8.4%

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

**College-degreed workers 25 and older

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Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 workers in the U.S.

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