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  • The November report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed yet another month of positive growth. The unemployment rate dipped to 7.0 percent, the lowest it’s been in five years. 203,000 jobs were added in November, higher than the revised number from October (200,000). Analysts say these numbers are evidence that economic recovery is gaining momentum.

  • During the government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) did not release new economic news. Now that the government is up and running we have new employment numbers to share. The White House is reporting the shutdown cost about 120,000 jobs, but the news from the BLS is still sparking some optimism.

  • It was another cliffhanger month when it came to jobs Friday. Economists expected a light boost in jobs numbers and predicted the unemployment rate to go unchanged. Those predictions rang true when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the addition of 169,000 jobs in August.

  • Economists approached July’s jobs Friday with positivity after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the addition of 195,000 jobs in the month of June. Analysts predicted the addition of close to 185,000 jobs for the month of July. The predictions fell short, however, when the BLS reported 162,000 jobs added.

  • Promising News from June Jobs Report

    All eyes were on Jobs Friday, and the June numbers did not disappoint. Economists’ predicted that June would yield between 165,000-175,000 new jobs.

  • With lower than expected numbers in April, May’s impending jobs report garnered positivity a few days ahead of its release. Economists forecasted the addition of 168,000 jobs for the month of May. That's slightly above April's count of 165,000 new positions. They also expected unemployment rates to hold steady at 7.5 percent.

  • As the release date of the BLS’ “The Employment Situation – April 2013” neared, most economists remained encouraged, in spite of March’s initally disappointing employment figures, as only 88,000 new jobs were generated. Prior to the release of the BLS’ latest jobs report, some financial experts predicted...

  • In early March, the BLS published one of its most encouraging jobs reports in recent memory, “The Employment Situation – February 2013.” National unemployment rate decelerated to 7.7 percent, the lowest measurement since December 2008, and hiring continued to upsurge. However, this month’s data resulted in a bit of a mixed bag...

  • Consistently on the rise in 2013

    Last month, economists were encouraged by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ unemployment report, which revealed that the national economy generated more than 100,000 new jobs for the seventh straight month. According to the BLS, 236,000 new jobs were created in February, as the national unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the lowest measurement recorded since December 2008.

  • On February 1st, the BLS released yet another encouraging jobs report, as nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in January with a relatively untouched unemployment rate of 7.9%, with a rate of 3.7% among those with a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Consistent. Robust. Encouraging.
    Such words have often been used to describe the United States’ recent job growth trends. After all, from July to November, 161,800 jobs were added to the national economy per month, on average.

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