There was subdued wage growth in job creation. Average hourly wages rose by only 3 cents or 0.1 percent over the month, well below the expected gain of 0.3 percent. On an annualized basis, however, this was still a 3.2% increase, which is consistent with past months and the highest levels of recovery.
An official of the Labor Inspectorate estimates that the closure had "no noticeable effect" on the ability to make estimates, even though the numbers otherwise had some impact.
Most notable was the count of part-time workers for economic reasons, which are often referred to as underemployed. This total increased nearly 1
The number of unemployed in the household survey increased by 241,000, or nearly 4 percent, to 6.5 million, pushing up the unemployment rate. The number of respondents counted as employees fell by 251,000 to 156.7 million. The department uses the founding survey, which connects with companies to formulate monthly employment growth.
Several sectors contributed to job creation. Services increased by 224,000 and the goods-producing industries by 72,000.
In leisure and hospitality, 74,000 positions were created, with the largest increase in bars and restaurants rising to 37,000. The construction increased from 52,000 to 12 months to 338,000.
In other areas, the health service contributed 42,000, bringing in an annual profit of 368,000. Transportation and storage increased by 27,000, and retail grew by 21,000 after a year in which the sector grew by only 26,000.
The number of professional and business services increased by 30,000 and production by 13,000, bringing the sector to 121 months.
The average working week stayed at 34.5 hours. The labor participation rate remained stable at 63.1 percent, while the number of non-working-age people fell by 639,000 to just over 95 million.
The department also published its year-round revisions, each in January. Overall, the changes raised a total of 20100 by a total of 36,000. By revising the labor force, non-institutional civilian populations fell by 800,000 and civilian workforce decreased by 506,000.