Monthly Jobs Summary: February 2020

By Robert Half on March 6, 2020 at 8:47am

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

273,000 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
March '19 3.8% 2.1%
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%
January '20 3.6% 2.0%
February '20 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.

WORKERS WILLING TO ASK FOR MORE MONEY

54% of workers negotiated for higher pay with their last job offer.

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

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