Employment Increased By 313,000 In February

March 9, 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining. 

The unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for February has remained so for the fifth consecutive month. The number of unemployed persons showed little change at 6.7 million.  

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