According to a report by the U.S. Department of labor, the number of new jobs outside agricultural sector in U.S. in January increased by 200 thousand
Analysts predicted an increase in the number of new jobs 180 thousand
Data on the number of new jobs for December was revised upwards to 160 thousand from 148 thousand declared earlier.
Assessment of regulators, the U.S. economy needs to create on average 150-200 thousand new jobs per month for a sustained reduction in unemployment. For the last three months the growth of jobs outside agricultural sector in the US with the revision of the previous values on average amounted to 192 thousand
According to the results of a survey of about 400 thousand companies the number of jobs in the US private sector in January increased by 196 thousand Analysts had forecast an increase of 182 thousand
In the manufacturing sector the number of jobs increased by 15 thousand, after rising by 21 thousand in December. In the mining sector the number of jobs increased by 4.7 thousand after expanding 0.5 thousand a month earlier, in the construction sector grew by 36 thousand after increasing by 33 thousand in December.
In retail trade the number of jobs grew by 15.4 thousand in wholesale trade increased by 9.8 thousand companies providing transport and warehousing services, has expanded the workforce by 11.1 thousand
In the financial sector the number of employees increased by 9 thousand, the number of jobs in the information technology sector fell by 6 thousand, in the telecommunications industry number of employees decreased by 3.1 thousand Employment in the real estate sector (including renting and leasing) grew by 6.5 thousand
Healthcare and social assistance jobs increased by 25.8 thousand, employment in professional and business services expanded by 23 thousand, in the sphere of educational services number of employees increased by 11.7 thousand.
In the public sector the number of jobs increased by 4 thousand compared to the previous month. In comparison with January of 2017, the number of civil servants increased by 157 thousand to 22.33 million
The unemployment rate, calculated according to the results of a survey of 60 thousand households, in January has not changed compared to the previous month and amounted to 4.1%, remaining at a minimal level over the past 17 years (for the period from December 2000). Analysts predicted saving rate at the level of 4.1%. The official report on the unemployment rate includes only those citizens who are engaged in active job search.
The total number of unemployed at the end of January increased by 108 thousand to 6.68 million; number of employees, according to surveys of households, increased by 409 thousand to 154.43 million the Number of citizens retired from the workforce increased by 153 thousand to 95.67 million, the labor force among the civilian population has increased by 161.12 million to 518 million.
The level of involvement of the population in the workforce has not changed compared to the previous month and amounted to 62.7%.
Over the last 12 months the number is not included in the workforce of citizens increased by 1.34 million and amounted to 96.74 million.
The number of citizens who can not find work for more than six months, in January decreased by 94 thousand to 1.42 million, amounting to 21.5% of the total number of unemployed against 22.9% the previous month and 23.4% in January 2017.
The number of lost jobs or completed temporary jobs increased by 19 thousand compared to the previous month seasonally adjusted, reaching 3.27 million.
The number of employees working full time increased by 293 thousand to 127.02 million, the Number of part-time employees increased by 14 thousand to 27.3 million
The number of employees working part-time for economic reasons (are not able to find full-time employment) increased by 74 thousand to 4.99 million
The alternative unemployment rate, a calculation that included citizens, not job seekers or seeker from time to time, increased by 0.1 PPT compared to previous month and amounted to 8.2%.
The average workweek in January was 34.3 hours, down 0.2 hours compared with the December figure.
The average hourly wage increased to $ 26.74 vs. $ 26.65 in December, an increase of 0.3% compared to the forecast of growth by 0.2%.
Average weekly wages dropped to $ 917.18 compared 919.43 $ a month earlier.