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Job Growth Fails to Meet Expectations

September 1, 2017 No Comments

Payrolls increased by only 156,000 last month, as job creation in the U.S. missed expectations. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate increased slightly, from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent. Economists had expected job growth of 180,000 in August, according to a Reuters report. The areas that added jobs included manufacturing, with employment growth of 36,000; construction, with […]

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Mixed Picture Emerges from New Jobs Report

September 4, 2015 No Comments

Job growth was lower than expected in August, and the labor force declined, according to figures released today. On the other hand, wages rose, and job growth for previous months was revised upward. The economy gained 173,000 new jobs last month, the Labor Department reported today. That fell short of¬†expectations, though. In a Bloomberg survey […]

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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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August Employment Comes in Below Expectations

September 6, 2013 No Comments

The economy created 169,000 new jobs last month, fewer than predicted by economists. In August, retail trade and health care drove the gains. Employment in retail trade increased by 44,000, and health care added 33,000 jobs. Still, the economy failed to produce the 180,000 new jobs that were forecast. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Report Shows Weak Job Growth in August

September 7, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Labor Department has released the latest payroll numbers — and the results are disappointing. Last month, employment was up by 96,000, below expectations of 130,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but the decline happened for the “wrong” reason, according to Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at […]

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Report: No Job Growth Last Month

September 2, 2011 No Comments

The job market is still in the doldrums. Employers created no new jobs in August, and unemployment remained at 9.1 percent, the Labor Department reported today. In contrast to flat payrolls last month, employers created 85,000 jobs in July, according to revised numbers released by the government. In America today, 14 million people are jobless, […]

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Payrolls Fall as Census Layoffs Continue

September 3, 2010 No Comments

The economy lost 54,000 jobs last month as the federal government continued to lay off Census workers, according to the latest employment report. The number of Census workers reached a peak of 564,000 in May, but in August it dropped to 82,000 workers, the Labor Department reported today. The jobless rate rose slightly, from 9.5 […]

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Employment Report Delivers Mixed News

September 4, 2009 No Comments

The latest employment figures are out, and the mixed news will add fuel to the debate over whether the job market is improving. On the negative side, the jobless rate for August reached a 26-year high. The unemployment rate hit 9.7 percent, up from 9.4 percent the previous month, the Labor Department reported today. The […]

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