Tag Archives: Nonfarm Payrolls

U.S. Job Creation & Wages Over Past 7 1/2 Years

On the eve of nonfarm payrolls here is a nice data dump that gives a good roadmap of what and how many jobs have been created since 2010.   We’ll layout just the data with some bullet points and let … Continue reading

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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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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U.S. Employment Situation – February 2013

Strong employment data out of the BLS this morning.  Construction is breaking out, something we’ve been looking for, adding 48K jobs in January,  the largest monthly increase since March 2007.   Now that construction employment is leading it reinforces the notion, … Continue reading

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Construction Jobs Leading Nonfarm Payrolls

March lumber traded limit up today so we thought it is a good time to update our construction employment chart.   Many of the past months were revised up in the latest BLS release and the chart clearly shows the recovery … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – January 2013

The BLS reported this morning (see full report here), Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Retail trade, construction, health … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Starting to Rebound

Though payrolls came in just below expectations, one positive take away from this morning’s data was the 30 thousand increase in construction jobs.   Almost all of the increase was in residential.   These are relatively well paying jobs compared to … Continue reading

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