National Unemployment Rate at 3.9 Percent Through August 2018. Approximately 201,000 jobs were created in August 2018, and the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Income data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that 2017 median household income was the highest on record at $61,372.
Poverty Rate at 12.3 Percent, Down From 14.8 in 2014
Americans to Save $2.8 Billion on Utility Bills as Companies Lower Rates After Tax Cuts
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) lifted 3.4 million people (1.1 percent) in the United States, including 1.5 million children (2.0 percent), out of poverty in 2017.