Changing Workforce / Supply Chain Management

U.S. economy extends its hiring spree in May; 95,000 manufacturing jobs added so far this year

By the Washington Post

Jun 01, 2018

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The U.S. economy added 223,000 job in May as U.S. companies continued their hiring spree, according to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report released Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest since 2000.

The United States has gained 95,000 manufacturing jobs and 110,000 construction jobs from the start of the year through May. Hiring in manufacturing is off to the best start this year since 2011.

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