Unemployment in the United States fell in September 2018 to a minimum since 1969 value of 3.7%, the country's Department of Labor reported. In August, unemployment was at 3.9%. Expert estimates suggested a decline in September to 3.8%. The growth in the number of jobs amounted to 134 thousand, while analysts had predicted 168 thousand jobs. The average monthly wage increased by 0.3% for the month and by 2.8% for the year. In the manufacturing sector, 18,000 new jobs were created. Construction companies hired 23 thousand new employees. Business service companies have increased their staff by 54 thousand people. In the private sector, the figure increased by 121 thousand.