Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the August Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement regarding the August 2018 Employment Situation Report:
"The August jobs report shows continued, strong job growth with 201,000 jobs created and an unemployment rate holding at 3.9%. More than 4 million jobs have been created since November 2016. Since 1970, the unemployment rate has registered below 4% just nine times; four of those months have been recorded during 2018.
"It is remarkable to see steady positive news regarding job growth month after month."