Monthly Jobs Summary: December 2020

By Robert Half on January 8, 2021 at 8:26am

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

140,000 JOBS LOST*

6.7% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

3.8% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

    Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
 
  January '20 3.5% 2.0%
  February '20 3.5% 1.9%
  March '20 4.4% 2.5%
  April '20 14.8% 8.4%
  May '20 13.3% 7.4%
  June '20 11.1% 6.9%
  July '20 10.2% 6.7%
  August '20 8.4% 5.3%
  September '20 7.8% 4.7%
  October '20 6.9% 4.2%
  November '20 6.7% 4.2%
  December '20 6.7% 3.8%

*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.

 

WORKING WEEKENDS A REALITY FOR MANY

68% of workers who transitioned to a remote setup as a result of the pandemic said they work on the weekend.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 workers in the U.S.

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