Monthly Jobs Summary: October 2018

By Robert Half November 2, 2018 at 7:39am

Monthly Jobs Summary: October 2018

OCTOBER 2018

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS MONTHLY JOBS SUMMARY

250,000 JOBS ADDED*

3.7% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE*

2.0% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADS**

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS*

Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate for College Grads**
NOV '17 4.1% 2.1%
DEC '17 4.1% 2.1%
JAN ’18 4.1% 2.1%
FEB ’18 4.1% 2.3%
MAR ’18 4.1% 2.2%
APR ’18 3.9% 2.1%
MAY ’18 3.8% 2.0%
JUN ’18 4.0% 2.3%
JUL’ 18 3.9% 2.2%
AUG '18 3.9% 2.1%
SEP’18 3.7% 2.0%
OCT’18 3.7% 2.0%

*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 FEELING WORN OUT

74% of workers said they work while tired at least somewhat often.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 workers

© 2018 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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