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Strong job growth drives jobless rate to 16-year low

By Bill at July 11, 2017 01:44
Filed Under: Immigration News
The U.S. created 222,000 new jobs in June as hiring accelerated in the spring, showing that companies are still finding ways to add staff despite a growing shortage of skilled workers.

The U.S. is forecast to grow twice as fast in the second quarter as it did in the first three months of the year. The job market remains in good shape eight years into the economic expansion.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose to 4.4% from 4.3% in May as more people entered the labor force in search of work. The jobless rate had fallen to a 16-year low in May.

Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender.

Occupation Unemployment Rate
6/2016
Unemployment Rate
6/2017
Management 2.8 2.3
Business and financial operations 3.1 2.4
Computer and mathematical 2.2 2.3
Architecture and engineering 3.0 3.0
Life, physical, and social science 1.8 3.2
Education, training, and library 5.6 4.1
Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.4 1.2
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