Monthly Jobs Summary: December 2018

By Robert Half January 4, 2019 at 8:10am

Monthly Jobs Summary: December 2018

DECEMBER 2018

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

312,000 JOBS ADDED*

3.9% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS* **

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
JAN’18 4.1% 2.2%
FEB’18 4.1% 2.2%
MAR’18 4.0% 2.2%
APR’18 3.9% 2.1%
MAY’18 3.8% 2.0%
JUN’18 4.0% 2.4%
JUL’18 3.9% 2.3%
AUG’18 3.8% 2.0%
SEP’18 3.7% 2.0%
OCT’18 3.8% 2.0%
NOV’18 3.7% 2.2%
DEC’18 3.9% 2.1%

*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.

COMPANY CULTURE’S ROLE IN HIRING

35% of workers wouldn’t accept a job offer if the role was a perfect fit but the corporate culture wasn’t.

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

© 2018 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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