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151,000 Jobs Added in August, Unemployment Holds at 4.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in August, down from July’s upwardly revised figure of 275,000. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. The majority of the gains came from private service-providing industries. In contrast, most goods-producing industries shed jobs. Private service-providing industries added a net 150,000 jobs, led by gains in education and health services and leisure ...

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255,000 Jobs Added in July, Unemployment Holds at 4.9 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, down from June’s upwardly revised figure of 292,000. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent. The majority of the increase came from professional and business services, which added 70,000 jobs in July, up from 53,000 in June. The sector has added 550,000 jobs over the past 12 months. Healthcare ...

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Employment Rebounds: 287,000 Jobs Added in June, Unemployment at 4.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 287,000 in June, the highest monthly increase since October 2015. The national unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent. Leisure and hospitality added 59,000 jobs, after little change in May. Healthcare and social assistance added 58,000 jobs. Financial activities employment rose by 16,000 and has risen by 163,000 over the year. Employment in information increased ...

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38,000 Jobs Added in May, Unemployment Falls to 4.7 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 38,000 in May, the fewest number of workers in almost six years. The national unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent. Healthcare services contributed the majority of the month’s job gains, adding 46,000 jobs in May. Professional and business services added 10,000 jobs, after increasing by 55,000 in April. Gains in healthcare and professional business ...

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160,000 Jobs Added in April, Unemployment Holds at 5.0 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 160,000 in April, down from last month’s downwardly revised total of 208,000. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. The services sector added 174,000 jobs, down from 184,000 in March. The majority of new service jobs were in professional and business services and healthcare, which added 65,000 and 44,000 jobs respectively. Over ...

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215,000 Jobs Added in March, Unemployment Moves Up to 5.0 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 215,000 jobs in March, down from last month’s upwardly revised total of 245,000. The national unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.0 percent. The services sector added 219,000 jobs, down from 260,000 in February. The majority of new service jobs were in education and healthcare, which added 51,000 jobs. Over the past year, healthcare employment ...

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242,000 Jobs Added in February, Unemployment Holds at 4.9 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 242,000 in February, up from last month’s upwardly revised total of 172,000. The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent. The services sector added 245,000 jobs, up from 153,000 in January. The majority of new service jobs were in education and healthcare, which added 86,000. Retail trade employment continued to grow, adding 54,900 ...

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151,000 Jobs Added in January, Unemployment Fell to 4.9 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, down from last month’s downwardly revised total of 262,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent. The services sector added 118,000 jobs, down from 197,000 in January. The majority of new service jobs were in retail sales, which added 57,700. Retail employment rose in general merchandise stores, electronics and ...

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292,000 Jobs Added in December, Unemployment Unchanged at 5.0 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 292,000 in December, up from last month’s downwardly revised figure of 252,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. The services sector added 247 jobs, up from 213 jobs in November. Gains were led by the professional and business services industry, which added 73,000 jobs, up from a gain of 21,000 ...

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Economy Added 211,000 Jobs in November

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 211,000 in November, lower than last month’s upwardly revised total of 298,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. According to Joel Naroff of Naroff Economics, “The increase came despite further cut backs in energy-related firms, weakness in clothing stores, a weird crash in the motion picture industry and a very ...

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