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Wages Shine at End of 2016

January 6, 2017 No Comments

Wages rose by 10 cents in December – a 2.9 percent gain over the year, the Labor Department reported today. In addition, employers added 156,000 new jobs, boosted by health care, food services and drinking places, and social assistance. That payroll figure is down from 204,000 in November, according to revised numbers released by the […]

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2015 Ends with Strong Hiring

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Employers were busy creating jobs in December, with especially strong gains in temporary work and other professional services, according to the latest government data. The U.S. economy generated 292,000 jobs last month, exceeding the predictions of economists. For the third straight month, the jobless rate stayed at 5 percent, the Labor Department reported. The professional […]

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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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December Payrolls Fail to Meet Expectations

January 10, 2014 No Comments

The pace of job growth slowed down as 2013 ended, according to the employment figures released today by the Labor Department. Payrolls increased by just 74,000 in December, losing steam from the two previous months. In October, employers created 200,000 jobs, and the economy added 241,000 jobs in November, according to the most recent government […]

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Jobless Rate Falls to 7 Percent

December 6, 2013 No Comments

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.3 percent to 7 percent in November, as workers who had been furloughed during the government shutdown returned to their jobs. In addition, employers created 203,000 new jobs in a wide range of sectors, the Labor Department reported today. Economists had predicted job growth of 181,000 for the month, […]

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Employers Continue Hiring as 2012 Ends

January 4, 2013 No Comments

The U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace during the holiday season, according to the government’s latest report. The nation added 155,000 jobs in December, meeting economists’ expectations for the month. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, the same level as the previous month. (The government revised the November jobless rate from […]

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Jobless Rate Falls Slightly as Year Ends

January 6, 2012 3 Comments

As 2011 came to a close, broad-based employment growth helped push the unemployment rate down slightly. The jobless rate fell to 8.5 percent in December, compared to 8.6 percent the previous month. Unemployment is now at the lowest level since February 2009. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Employment Picture Remains Unclear

January 7, 2011 No Comments

The last jobs report for 2010 delivered mixed news: the unemployment rate fell dramatically, but employers created fewer jobs than expected. The jobless rate dropped from 9.8 percent to 9.4 percent in December, the Labor Department reported today. But payrolls increased by only 103,000 last month, a disappointing number considering that many economists had predicted […]

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Report Shows Volatile Employment Scene

January 8, 2010 No Comments

Following a brief period of job creation, employers have cut their payrolls once again. The economy lost 85,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department reported today. In contrast, employers added 4,000 jobs the previous month, according to revised figures released by the department. The unemployment rate stayed at 10 percent. Payrolls fell in construction, manufacturing […]

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