Category Archives: Employment

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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U.S. Employment Situation – December 2013

The BLS reported this morning: The unemployment rate declined from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent in December, while total nonfarm payroll employment edged up (+74,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and wholesale … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – October 2013

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in leisure and hospitality, retail trade, professional and technical services, manufacturing, … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – September 2013

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in construction, wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. – BLS (click … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – August 2013

The BLS reported this morning: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and health care … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – April 2013

Nonfarm payrolls beat expectations, including some nice upward revisions.  The data reverses the pessimism that was building about a summer swoon.  The S&P500  couldn’t of had a better set-up going into the number. Here’s the BLS, Total nonfarm payroll employment … Continue reading

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Spain’s record unemployment rate

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U.S. Employment Situation – March 2013

Ugly employment data.   Retail hit hard hard losing 24K compared to a gain of 24K last month.  Relatively large net losses at building/materials and clothing stores.  Construction generated 18K net jobs compared to 48K last month.  Job creation in the … Continue reading

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