The economy added a meager 20,000 jobs in February, well below the 180,000 that analysts were expecting, and among the lowest job-creation numbers of the Trump administration.
But the number of employed Americans — 156,949,000 — has never been higher. This is the 18th record-breaker of the Trump era.
The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent from last month’s 4.0 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
And the labor force participation rate stayed at last month’s 63.2 percent, also a Trump-era high.