Friday, March 10, 2017

Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment February 2017

Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in February, net non-farm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 227,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate declined to 4.7% over the same period.

Net private sector jobs increased 0.18% since last month climbing 1.78% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 6.47% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.