The unemployment rate for women in the U.S. workforce fell to 3.4 percent in April, the lowest rate since September 1953.
The unemployment for women fell below 4 percent in March 2018 for the first time since the dot com boom in 2000. It has remained below 4 percent in 12 out of the last 13 months.
The longest streak of below 4 percent unemployment was 18 months starting in 1952. The record low was 2.7 percent in May 1952.
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, cited a slightly different statistic that is also at the lowest level in over 60 years. Unemployment for women over 20 years old fell to 3.1 percent.
Happy Friday! In April…
▪️The U.S. added 263,000 JOBS, crushing market expectations!
▪️Unemployment rate fell to 3.6% = lowest rate since Dec 1969
▪️Adult (20+) women unemployment rate fell to 3.1% = lowest since 1953
This is what winning for America looks like! ?? #JobsReport
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 3, 2019
Hispanic unemployment fell to the lowest level ever in April. Overall unemployment hit the lowest level since December 1969.