BLS Releases March 2018 Employment Situation (Apr. 2018)
Employers added 103,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in March of 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent.
Job gains occurred in manufacturing, health care, and mining. The number of jobs in manufacturing increased by 22,000 over the month, while health care gained 22,000 jobs, and mining gained 9,000 jobs.
Job growth in February 2018 was revised to 326,000, up from the initially estimated 313,000. Over the past three months, job growth has averaged 202,000 additions a month.
Average hourly earnings rose by nine cents to $26.82. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen 2.7 percent.
The full BLS press release on the March 2018 employment situation can be accessed in the link below:
The next employment situation report for April 2018 will be released on Friday, May 4, 2018.