Tag Archives: Nonfarm Payrolls

Nonfarm Payrolls & Employment Data Diverging

Summary Last Friday’s nonfarm payrolls exceeded expectations with the first four months now averaging 205k jobs created, right on the monthly average since October 2011  The employment data is moving the other way, however, falling 103 in April and has … Continue reading

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Politics Of The Employment Report

Today’s nonfarm payrolls miss,  134k total jobs created in September, sealed the deal on the job creation political debate before the November midterms.   That is all things being equal — during President Trump’s first 20 employment reports versus President Obama’s … Continue reading

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Political Economy Of The Jobs Report

The BLS out with the employment report this morning, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional … Continue reading

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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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