Monthly Jobs Summary: December 2019

By Robert Half January 10, 2020 at 7:42am

DECEMBER 2019 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

145,000 JOBS ADDED*

3.5% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

1.9% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
January '19 4.0% 2.4%
February '19 3.8% 2.2%
March '19 3.8% 2.0%
April '19 3.6% 2.1%
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%

*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.

JOB SEEKERS MAY SAY NO IF EMPLOYERS WON’T NEGOTIATE BEYOND SALARY

43% of workers have rejected or lost interest in a job offer because the company wasn’t willing to negotiate elements beyond salary.

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

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