Monthly Jobs Summary: January 2019

By Robert Half February 1, 2019 at 8:22am

Monthly Jobs Summary: January 2019

JANUARY 2019

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

304,000 JOBS ADDED*

4.0% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.4% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS* **

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads**
FEB’18 4.1% 2.2%
MAR '18 4.0% 2.2%
APR '18 3.9% 2.1%
MAY '18 3.8% 2.0%
JUN’18 4.0% 2.4%
JUL’18 3.9% 2.3%
AUG’18 3.8% 2.0%
SEP’18 3.7% 2.0%
OCT’18 3.8% 2.0%
NOV’18 3.7% 2.2%
DEC’18 3.9% 2.1%
JAN’19 4.0% 2.5%

*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.

SKILLED CANDIDATES IN SHORT SUPPLY

93% of CFOs said it’s challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,100 CFOs in the U.S.

© 2019 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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