April 2019 Jobs Report
Unemployment rate: 3.6%
The economy added 263,000 jobs in April 2019, a big gain over over the 190,000 jobs that analysts expected.
The unemployment rate declined by 0.2%, to 3.6%, which is the lowest in 50 years. The average hourly wage increased by 6 cents versus the previous month, to $27.77.
The economy continues to show strong growth, and has created 20 million jobs since the Great Recession ended in 2009.
U.S. Unemployment Rates
Jobs Added, by Industry
|April 2019 Jobs Added||March 2019 Jobs added|
|Transportation & Warehousing||+11,100||+7,300|
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