Monthly Jobs Summary: May 2020

By Robert Half on June 5, 2020 at 7:56am

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

2,509,000 JOBS ADDED*

13.3% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

7.4% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS*/**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

    Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads
 
  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%
  March '20 4.4% 2.5%
  April '20 14.7% 8.4%
  May '20 13.3% 7.4%

*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.

THE STATE OF SUMMER VACATIONS

28% of office workers will take fewer days off compared to last summer, because of COVID-19.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 workers in the U.S.

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