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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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Perspectives on the U.S. Labor Market

It’s year end and time for some perspective on the economy. Let’s start with the U.S. labor market. The employment to population ratio remains stuck at around 58.7 percent,  levels not seen since the mid-1980’s.  This  is due to both … Continue reading

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Highest Employed Occupation? Retail Clerks…

Good stuff from the BLS.   Here’s their latest analysis on U.S. occupations, Retail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the highest employment in 2011. These two occupations combined made up nearly 6 percent of total U.S. employment. The 10 … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment: Super Bowl Blowout!

From today’s BLS release, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 243,000 in January, and the unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread in the private sector, with large employment … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment and Wage Growth in Large Counties

Interesting data points on the U.S. employment situation from the BLS: From June 2010 to June 2011, employment increased in 215 of the 322 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Ottawa, Mich., posted the largest … Continue reading

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U.S. Payroll Employment By Industry, October 2011

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U.S. September Job Creation by Industry

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The Tale of Two Americas

We were at Borders books today as they liquidate the last of their inventory.  They’re literally selling the furniture, including the local store’s commercial espresso maker for $3,000.   The place was fairly busy, which goes to show robust spending … Continue reading

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