Monthly Jobs Summary: December 2017

By Robert Half January 5, 2018 at 8:35am

DECEMBER 2017 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

148,000 JOBS ADDED*
4.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*
2.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS* **

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

ALL COLLEGE GRADS**
4.8% 2.5% JAN’17
4.7% 2.4% FEB’17
4.5% 2.5% MAR’17
4.4% 2.4% APR’17
4.3% 2.3% MAY’17
4.3% 2.3% JUN’17
4.3% 2.3% JUL’17
4.4% 2.4% AUG’17
4.2% 2.2% SEP’17
4.1% 2.0% OCT’17
4.1% 2.1% NOV’17
4.1% 2.1% DEC’17

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

**College-degreed workers 25 and older

See what these results mean for job seekers and employers at roberthalf.com/blog.

CFOs FINDING IT HARD TO HIRE

65% of CFOs said it’s challenging to find skilled workers for current job openings.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,200 U.S. CFOs

© 2017 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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