Monthly Jobs Summary: January 2018

By Robert Half February 2, 2018 at 3:24pm


JANUARY 2018 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

200,000 JOBS ADDED*

4.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS* **

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

ALL COLLEGE GRADS
FEBRUARY 2017 4.7% 2.4%
MARCH 2017 4.5% 2.5%
APRIL 2017 4.4% 2.4%
MAY 2017 4.3% 2.3%
JUNE 2017 4.3% 2.3%
JULY 2017 4.3% 2.3%
AUGUST 2017 4.4% 2.4%
SEPTEMBER 2017 4.2% 2.2%
OCTOBER 2017 4.1% 2.0%
NOVEMBER 2017 4.1% 2.1%
DECEMBER 2017 4.1% 2.1%
JANUARY 2018 4.1% 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.

ON THE HUNT

29% of workers plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months.

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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