Positive Growth
for U.S. Employment

February 2022 Labor report shows positive growth for
U.S. employment with Global affairs expected to impact the job market.

According to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the United States job market continued to indicate strong employment growth during the month of February 2022. The number of jobs added to the economy rose to 678,000 last month, and the positive trend continued as the unemployment rate lowered to 3.8% from 4.0%.

The BLS also revised their December 2021 and January 2022 jobs report numbers, indicating stronger growth than originally reported – numbers totaled 481,000 added jobs in January and 588,000 added jobs in December. Prospects are high for part-time or contract employees – average hourly pay has risen 5.1% over the past year.

COVID infections have dropped drastically in the U.S. since their spike in mid-January, attesting to the positive job growth. Nonetheless, current affairs across the globe have already impacted or are expected to impact the job market this month – such as continued inflation, increasing turmoil from between Russia and Ukraine, increasing oil prices in the U.S. and an anticipated increase in Federal Reserve rates. Despite the global issues – the job market in the U.S. is still on a steady beat.

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