April 9, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

The employment situation in March 2012

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, March 2010–March 2012
Month Employment

Mar 2010

189,000

Apr 2010

239,000

May 2010

516,000

Jun 2010

-167,000

Jul 2010

-58,000

Aug 2010

-51,000

Sep 2010

-27,000

Oct 2010

220,000

Nov 2010

121,000

Dec 2010

120,000

Jan 2011

110,000

Feb 2011

220,000

Mar 2011

246,000

Apr 2011

251,000

May 2011

54,000

Jun 2011

84,000

Jul 2011

96,000

Aug 2011

85,000

Sep 2011

202,000

Oct 2011

112,000

Nov 2011

157,000

Dec 2011

223,000

Jan 2012

275,000

Feb 2012

240,000(p)

Mar 2012

120,000(p)

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in March 2012.

 

Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, March 2010–March 2012
Month Rate

Mar 2010

9.8%

Apr 2010

9.9

May 2010

9.6

Jun 2010

9.4

Jul 2010

9.5

Aug 2010

9.6

Sep 2010

9.5

Oct 2010

9.5

Nov 2010

9.8

Dec 2010

9.4

Jan 2011

9.1

Feb 2011

9.0

Mar 2011

8.9

Apr 2011

9.0

May 2011

9.0

Jun 2011

9.1

Jul 2011

9.1

Aug 2011

9.1

Sep 2011

9.0

Oct 2011

8.9

Nov 2011

8.7

Dec 2011

8.5

Jan 2012

8.3

Feb 2012

8.3(p)

Mar 2012

8.2(p)

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in March 2012.

 

 

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