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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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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Employment in 10 largest counties in the U.S.

Employment in the nation’s 10 largest counties ranged from almost 1.0 million in Miami-Dade, Florida, to almost 4.0 million in Los Angeles, California, in September 2012. All of the 10 largest counties had percentage increases in employment from September 2011 … Continue reading

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Unemployment rate by major worker group – BLS

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for whites (6.8 percent) declined in February while the rates for adult men (7.1 percent), adult women (7.0 percent), teenagers (25.1 percent), blacks (13.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.6 percent) showed little or … 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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