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134,000 Jobs Added in September, Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.7%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 134,000 in September, a decrease from last month’s upwardly revised reading of 270,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate dropped to 3.7%, the lowest rate since 1969. Private service-providing industries gained 75,000 jobs, led by professional and business services, which added 54,000 jobs. Goods-producing employment rose by 46,000 jobs ...

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201,000 Jobs Added in August, Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 201,000 in August, an increase from last month’s downwardly revised reading of 147,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. Private service-providing industries gained 178,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and education and health services, which both added 53,000 jobs. Goods-producing employment rose by 26,000 ...

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157,000 Jobs Added in July, Unemployment Rate Down to 3.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 157,000 in July, a decrease from last month’s upwardly revised reading of 248,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9%. Private service-providing industries gained 118,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and leisure and hospitality, adding 51,000 and 40,000, respectively. Goods-producing employment rose by 52,000 ...

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213,000 Jobs Added in June, Unemployment Rate at 4.0%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 213,000 in June, an increase from last month’s upwardly revised reading of 244,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate rose to 4.0%, as more individuals entered the labor force in search of work. Private service-providing industries gained 149,000 jobs, led by education and health services and professional and business ...

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223,000 Jobs Added in May, Unemployment Down to 3.8%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 223,000 in May, an increase from last month’s downwardly revised reading of 159,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, matching April 2000 as the lowest since 1969. Private service-providing industries gained 171,000 jobs, led by education and health services and retail trade, adding 39,000 and 31,100, ...

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164,000 Jobs Added in April, Unemployment Down to 3.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 164,000 in April, an increase from last month’s reading of 135,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, the first sub-4% unemployment figure since 2000. Private service-providing industries gained 119,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and education and health care, adding 54,000 and 31,000, respectively. ...

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Powell: Low Inflation Caught Fed by ‘Surprise’

Inflation running under the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target was "a bit of a surprise" to monetary policymakers over the past few years, especially the decline in inflation in 2017 even as the labor market improved, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at an event in Chicago today.

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103,000 Jobs Added in March

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 103,000 in March, a decrease from last month’s strong reading of 326,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, maintaining the lowest level since December 2000. Private service-providing industries gained 87,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and education and health care, adding 33,000 and 25,000 ...

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313,000 Jobs Added in February

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 313,000 in February, an increase from last month’s reading of 239,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, maintaining the lowest level since December 2000. Private service-providing industries gained 187,000 jobs, led by retail trade and professional and business services, adding 50,000 apiece. Goods-producing employment rose by ...

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