Monthly Jobs Summary: February 2018

By Robert Half March 9, 2018 at 2:58pm

MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY: FEBRUARY 2018

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

313,000 JOBS ADDED*

4.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.3% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

All College Grads**
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
4.1% 2.1% JAN '18
4.1% 2.3% FEB '18

*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.

STARTING SALARY: NEGOTIABLE OR NOT?

39% of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.

Source Robert Half survey of more than 2,700 U.S. workers

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

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