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Economy

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.

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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,

Economy

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.

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

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