The Labor Department released its official unemployment data on Friday morning.
312,000 jobs were added last month, topping the 180,000 that Wall Street experts were expecting. The unemployment rate is now at 3.9%, rising 0,2 percentage points since last month.
Highlights from December’s #JobsReport:
✅ 312,000 new jobs in December
✅ 2.6 million new jobs in 2018
✅ 3.2% increase in average hourly earnings over the last 12 months
Read @SecretaryAcosta’s statement: https://t.co/YZJtHmPiHo pic.twitter.com/8sl4c2J2Gv
— US Labor Department (@USDOL) January 4, 2019