September’s job report saw a gain of 336,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Employment gains happened in leisure and hospitality, government, healthcare, professional, scientific and technical services and social assistance.
September’s unemployment rate was 3.8%, unchanged from August. The civilian labor force participation rate is at 62.8%, unchanged from August as well.
The report found that average hourly earnings for employees on private, nonfarm payrolls was $33.88. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 4.2%.