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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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200,000 Jobs Added in January

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew 200,000 in January, an increase from last month’s reading of 160,000, 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 139,000 jobs, led by health care and social assistance services, which added 25,800. Goods-producing employment rose by 57,000 jobs ...

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148,000 Jobs Added in December

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew 148,000 in December, a decline from last month’s reading of 252,000, 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 91,000 jobs, led by health care and social assistance services, which added 29,200. Goods-producing employment rose by 55,000 jobs ...

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228,000 Jobs Added in November

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew 228,000 in November, a small decline from last month’s reading of 244,000, 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 159,000 jobs, led by professional and business services, which added 46,000. Goods-producing employment rose by 62,000 jobs during ...

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231,000 Jobs Added in October

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew 231,000 in October, rebounding from last month’s dismal reading due to Hurricane activity, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate ticked down from 4.2% to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000. Private service-providing industries gained 252,000 jobs, led by leisure and hospitality services, which added 106,000 after shedding 102,000 last ...

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33,000 Jobs Shed in September after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 33,000 in September, the first negative reading since September 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. July’s and August’s figures were revised from 189,000 and 156,000 to 138,000 and 169,000, respectively. The national unemployment rate ticked down from 4.4% to 4.2%, the lowest level since 2001. Private service-providing industries lost 49,000 jobs, led ...

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156,000 Jobs Added in August

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in August, a decrease from July’s downwardly revised figure of 189,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4%, staying within a 10 basis point range in the last five months. Private service-providing industries added a net 95,000 jobs, led by gains in professional and business ...

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209,000 Jobs Added in July

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 209,000 in July, a small decrease from June’s upwardly revised figure of 231,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate fell to 4.3%, staying within a 10 basis point range in the last four months. Private service-providing industries added a net 183,000 jobs, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, ...

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