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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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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,

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