Category Archives: Employment

U.S. Employment Situation – October 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, retail … Continue reading

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Caveats in a strong jobs report – FT

The FT’s US markets editor Michael Mackenzie and FT Alphaville US editor Cardiff Garcia discuss Friday’s jobs report and its potential implications for monetary policy. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – August 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent, the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – June 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in professional … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – May 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – April 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains were widespread, led by … Continue reading

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Manufacturing, construction and US jobs – FT

Good stuff from the FT’s Alphaville blog. Cardiff Garcia, FT Alphaville US editor, looks at the two economic sectors in the country responsible for the most jobs lost since the recession.  – FT (click here if video is not observable)

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U.S. Employment Situation – March 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment grew in professional and business services, in health … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – February 2014

The BLS reported this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services and … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – January 2014

Interesting that construction hiring was so strong given the poor weather. The BLS reported: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported … Continue reading

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