The US gained 26,500 temporary help services jobs February, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration rate — temporary jobs as a percent of total employment — rose to 2.04% in February from 2.03% in January.
Total nonfarm jobs rose by 313,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in February. The US unemployment rate remained 4.1% in February. The college-level unemployment rate — which can serve as a proxy for professional employment — rose to 2.3% from 2.1% in January.
“The February jobs report contained a triple portion of good news for the