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Employment Picture Brighter in April

May 8, 2015 No Comments

Last month, the job scene sprang back to life. The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department reported today. That’s quite a contrast from the month before, when the numbers were weak. Revised figures show that employers created only 85,000 jobs in March. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Employment Growth in March Slows Down

April 3, 2015 No Comments

After months of strong job gains, the pace slowed down last month — and low oil prices likely contributed to the weaker number. Employment grew by 126,000 in March — down from 264,000 jobs in February, and 201,000 for January, according to revised government figures. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Job Gains Continue, but Concerns Remain

March 6, 2015 No Comments

The February jobs report contained mixed news, as payrolls increased by 295,000, but the size of the labor force declined by 178,000. The jobless rate last month dropped by 5.7 percent to 5.5 percent, pushed down by the shrinking labor force. Also, average hourly earnings increased by 3 cents, rising by 2 percent over the […]

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Bright Employment Picture Seen in January

February 6, 2015 No Comments

The job market is shining bright in the new year, with wide-ranging job growth and strong wage increases. Employers created 257,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department reported today. And that figure included a number of “good” jobs in higher-paying fields, according to Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight. Recommend on Facebook […]

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Year Ends with Impressive Job Gains Overall

January 9, 2015 No Comments

Although employment growth slowed down at the end of the 2014, job creation for the entire year was very strong, according to an analysis by a research firm. New data show that employment in December rose by 252,000, down from a revised total of 353,000 in November. Last month, the jobless rate fell from 5.8 percent […]

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Especially Strong Hiring Seen in November

December 5, 2014 No Comments

The pace of hiring sped up in November, leading to a major surprise in the employment picture. Employers created 321,000 jobs last month, compared to 243,000 in October, the Labor Department reported today. The November figure dramatically beat economists’ expectations. IHS Global Insight had predicted 258,000 new jobs, and the consensus estimate was 225,000. The unemployment […]

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Job Growth Sends Unemployment to Six-Year Low

November 7, 2014 No Comments

The jobless rate dropped yet again last month, reaching the lowest level since mid-2008. Unemployment was at 5.8 percent in October, down from 5.9 percent in September, the Labor Department reported today. There was a lot of other positive news, also. Employers created 214,000 new jobs, as the labor force expanded by 416,000. Recommend on […]

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Employers Generating Jobs at Strong Pace

October 3, 2014 No Comments

The latest government jobs report shows strong employment growth, with payrolls up by a whopping 248,000. In September, job growth topped economists’ predictions. The consensus estimate for payrolls was 213,000, according to IHS Global Insight. “This report is a relief following the disappointing August figures,” said Sophia Koropeckyj, managing director of Moody’s Analytics. Recommend on Facebook […]

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Data Show Weaker Job Growth in August

September 5, 2014 No Comments

New government data show that job growth slowed in August – but economists say that the employment figure isn’t as worrisome as it might seem. The total number of jobs added last month was 142,000, which failed to meet economists’ expectations. The consensus estimate for August was 225,000 jobs, according to IHS Global Insight. In […]

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Steady Pace of Hiring Continues in July

August 1, 2014 No Comments

Employment in the U.S. expanded for another month, with business services dominating the scene. The economy gained 209,000 new jobs in July, the Labor Department reported today. The unemployment rate increased slightly from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent, as 329,000 people entered the labor force. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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