Monthly Jobs Summary: May 2019

By Robert Half on June 7, 2019 at 8:00am

MAY 2019 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

75,000 JOBS ADDED*

3.6% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

    Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads**
  June '18 4.0% 2.3%
  July '18 3.9% 2.2%
  August '18 3.8% 2.0%
  September '18 3.7% 2.0%
  October '18 3.8% 2.0%
  November '18 3.7% 2.2%
  December '18 3.9% 2.1%
  January '19 4.0% 2.4%
  February '19 3.8% 2.2%
  March '19 3.8% 2.0%
  April '19 3.6% 2.1%
  May '19 3.6% 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.

 

HIRING PROCESS HURDLES

35% of senior managers said generating interest from qualified candidates is the most difficult aspect of the hiring process.

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

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