Browsing: Employment situation

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

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

Economy

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 271,000 in October, an increase from the previous month’s total of 137,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 5.0 percent, the lower-end of the Federal Reserve’s full employment estimate of 5.0 to 5.2 percent. The majority of gains occurred in professional and business services, which added 78,000

Economy

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 142,000 in September, an increase from last month’s downwardly revised 136,000. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent, within the Federal Reserve’s full employment estimate of 5.0 and 5.2 percent. The majority of job gains were in health care and social assistance, which added 36,400, down from the 47,600

Economy

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 173,000 in August according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, down from last month’s upwardly revised 245,000. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent. The Federal Reserve has placed its full employment estimate between 5.0 and 5.2 percent. Education and health services posted strong gains, with healthcare and social

Economy

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 215,000 in July, down from last month’s upwardly revised 231,000. The unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.3 percent. The Federal Reserve has placed its full employment estimate between 5.0 and 5.2 percent. Retail trade, healthcare, professional and technical services, and financial activities led the gains in employment. Retail trade

Economy

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 280,000 in May, up from last month’s revised estimate of 221,000. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.5 percent. The Federal Reserve has placed its full-employment estimate between 5 percent and 5.2 percent.

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