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Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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,

Economy

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,

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

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