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222,000 Jobs Added in June

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 222,000 in June, an increase from May’s upwardly revised figure of 152,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate nudged up to 4.4%. Private service-providing industries added a net 162,000 jobs, led by gains in health care and social assistance, which added 59,100 during the month, and by the leisure ...

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138,000 Jobs Added in May, Unemployment at 16-Year Low

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 138,000 in May, a decrease from April’s downwardly revised figure of 174,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved down to 4.3%, the lowest rate since May 2001. Private service-providing industries added a net 131,000 jobs, led by gains in education and health services, which added 47,000 during the ...

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211,000 Jobs Added in April

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 211,000 in April, an increase from March’s downwardly revised figure of 79,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved down to 4.4%, the lowest rate in more than 10 years. Private service-providing industries added a net 173,000 jobs, led by gains in leisure and hospitality services, which added 55,000 ...

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98,000 Jobs Added in March

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 98,000 in March, a decline from February’s downwardly revised figure of 219,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved down to 4.5%. The majority of gains occurred in professional and business services and in mining. Private-service providing industries added a net 61,000 jobs, led by gains in professional and ...

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235,000 Jobs Added in February

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in February, down slightly from January’s upwardly revised figure of 238,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved was little changed at 4.7%. The majority of gains occurred in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, and health care. Private-service providing industries added a net 132,000 jobs, led by gains ...

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227,000 Jobs Added in January

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in January, up from December’s upwardly revised figure of 157,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved up slightly to 4.8% as more people entered the labor force. The majority of gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and financial activities. Private-service providing industries added a net 192,000 jobs, ...

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156,000 Jobs Added in December, Strongest Wage Growth since Recession

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in December, down from November’s upwardly revised figure of 204,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate moved up slightly to 4.7% as more people entered the labor force. The majority of gains occurred in health care and restaurants. Private-service providing industries added a net 132,000 jobs, led by ...

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Unemployment Down to 4.6% as 178,000 Jobs Added in November

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 178,000 in November, up from October’s downwardly revised figure of 142,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate fell 0.3 points to 4.6%. The majority of gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Private-service providing industries added a net 139,000 jobs, led by gains in professional ...

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161,000 Jobs Added in October, Unemployment Down to 4.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 161,000 in October, down from September’s upwardly revised figure of 191,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 point to 4.9%. The majority of gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Private-service providing industries added a net 142,000 jobs, led by gains in professional ...

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