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Payrolls, Wages Show Impressive Gains in February

March 10, 2017 No Comments

Employers added 235,000 new jobs last month, while wages increased by 6 cents, according to the latest employment report. The job gains were spread among several areas, including construction, professional and business services, educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining. The average job growth over the past three months has been 209,000 per month, the […]

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Report Highlights Mixed News on Employment

March 4, 2016 No Comments

Last month, hiring gained steam in the U.S., but the news in some other areas wasn’t as bright. Payrolls rose by 242,000 in February, with growth in health care, retail trade, and various other industries. Unemployment remained at 4.9 percent, the Labor Department said in the new jobs report. 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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Report Shows Accelerating Job Growth

March 7, 2014 No Comments

Payrolls rose by 175,000 last month, a figure that topped economists’ expectations. The jobless rate increased from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent, as the nation’s labor force expanded by 264,000, the Labor Department reported today. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Strong Job Growth Reported for February

March 8, 2013 No Comments

Employers created 236,000 jobs last month — an extremely strong pace of hiring that surprised economists. Meanwhile, the U.S. jobless rate dropped from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department reported today. One especially strong area was professional and business services, which added 73,000 new positions. Gains also occurred in construction, health care, retail […]

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Private-Sector Hiring Remains Strong

March 9, 2012 No Comments

Last month, hiring was brisk in many different industries, according to the government’s latest jobs report. Employment in the private sector increased by 233,000, the Labor Department reported today. The gains were spread across many areas, including professional and business services, health care, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and mining. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

March 4, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. job market headed in an encouraging direction last month, as employers added 192,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent. The jobless rate has been falling since November, when it stood at 9.8 percent. The 0.9 percentage point drop over the past three months is the largest such decline since 1983, […]

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Payrolls Decline Again in February

March 5, 2010 No Comments

The unemployment rate stayed at 9.7 percent in February, while payrolls continued to drop, the Labor Department reported today. Employment fell by 36,000 last month, according to the report. The department’s revised figures show that the economy lost 26,000 jobs in January. Bad weather may have affected the February numbers. “Payroll employment declined by 36,000, […]

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