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By Robert Half September 7, 2018 at 7:07am

AUGUST 2018 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

201,000 JOBS ADDED*

3.9% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
September '17 4.2% 2.2%
October '17 4.1% 2.0%
November '17 4.1% 2.1%
December '17 4.1% 2.1%
January '18 4.1% 2.1%
February '18 4.1% 2.3%
March '18 4.1% 2.2%
April '18 3.9% 2.1%
May '18 3.8% 2.0%
June '18 4.0% 2.3%
July '18 3.9% 2.2%
August '18 3.9% 2.1%

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

**College-degreed workers 25 and older

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