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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market turned in another impressive performance in February - the third straight month in which employers added at least 200,000 jobs.
The gains were spread across industries. And the government said December and January, already two of the best months for jobs since the recession, were even stronger than first estimated.
8.3 percent: Unemployment rate in February, unchanged from the previous month.
9 percent: Unemployment rate one year earlier.
14.9 percent: A broader rate for February that includes not only the unemployed but also part-timers who want full-time work and "discouraged" people who've stopped looking.
15.9 percent: The same rate a year ago.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY GROUP
6.3 percent: Asian.
7.3 percent: Whites.
10.7 percent: Hispanic.
14.1 percent: Blacks.
The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for December was revised from +203,000 to +223,000, and the change for January was revised from +243,000 to +284,000.
Originally posted by Mississippi
reply to post by xuenchen
You would not happen to have the percent of job growth rate in the private sector compared to growth in government jobs would you? I'd love to see this info! In my business we have all kind of new inspectors including t department of labor who have recently threatened a 2 million dollar fine for failing to comply on a labor survey that say how much our employees are paid & how many are employed! Now they want us to contact the head supervisor once a month with this info. Pretty much my tax dollars are paying for these S.O.B.'s to harrass & threaten me! Just one example, amongst many of all kind of new "Inspectors" that have no real purpose other than to make life harder on the real backbone of America. SMALL BUISNESS!
WHERE THE JOBS ARE:
82,000: Job gains in professional services, such as legal, accounting and temporary help, in February.
71,000: Job gains in education and health care.
41,000: Job gains in restaurants and bars.
31,000: Job gains in manufacturing.
6,000: Job gains in financial services.