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Employment Increasing at Strong Pace

December 4, 2015 No Comments

The latest jobs report shows that employers have been hiring at a healthy rate. In November, U.S. payrolls rose by 211,000, powered by widespread growth. The labor force gained 273,000 people, while the jobless rate stayed at 5 percent, the Labor Department reported today. One industry that had a good month was construction, which added […]

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Solid Jobs Data Seen in October

November 6, 2015 No Comments

Following a downbeat September jobs report, the news from October is much brighter. Payroll growth beat economists’ predictions, while the unemployment rate fell to a level not seen for years. Employment growth for last month was 271,000, driven by gains in a number of industries, the Labor Department reported today. In a Bloomberg survey of […]

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Worrisome Numbers in September Jobs Report

October 2, 2015 No Comments

The government has released the initial jobs tally for September, along with revised jobs data for the previous two months — and the numbers don’t look very good. Last month, payrolls rose by 142,000 — well below the 200,000 median forecast in a Bloomberg survey. For July and August, revised employment numbers show 59,000 fewer jobs than […]

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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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Employers Create 215,000 Jobs in July

August 7, 2015 No Comments

The unemployment rate stayed at 5.3 percent last month as the economy generated 215,000 new jobs, the Labor Department announced today. For May and June, the government revised job gains upward. For those two months combined, there were 14,000 more jobs than earlier reported. “The report, in line with expectations, shows overall a solid performance […]

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Mixed Jobs Report Sends Message to Employers

July 2, 2015 No Comments

Although payrolls increased by 223,000 last month and the jobless rate fell to a seven-year low, the new employment report contains some worrisome signs. Unemployment declined from 5.5 percent to 5.3 percent in June, the Labor Department reported today. However, that drop was driven by a 432,000 decline in the labor force. The labor-force participation […]

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May Job Creation Tops Expectations

June 5, 2015 No Comments

The government has released the initial tally of jobs for May, and it’s higher than economists had predicted. Last month, the economy added 280,000 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department reported today. The consensus forecast for May was 224,000, according to IHS Global Insight. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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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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