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Date Posted: June 2013
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.
Date Posted: May 2013
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...
Date Posted: April 2013
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...
Date Posted: March 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.
Date Posted: February 2013
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.
Date Posted: January 2013
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.
Date Posted: December 2012
In early November, the BLS released one of its most positive jobs reports in recent memory. Although many global economists were pleased with the report’s statistics, as 184,000 new private sector jobs were generated in October, others questioned whether or not such job creation would continue in November.
Date Posted: November 2012
Private sector hiring remained robust in October, as more than 100,000 new jobs were added to the national economy for the fourth consecutive month, providing further evidence that economic recovery is continuing at a steady pace.
Date Posted: October 2012
With the upcoming presidential election quickly approaching, the BLS has just released one of the most encouraging jobs reports of President Barack Obama’s first term.
Date Posted: September 2012
In July, the BLS released its most positive jobs report in months, as employment rose by 163,000, the highest monthly job creation total recorded since March.
Date Posted: August 2012
According to the latest “The Employment Situation” report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national economy generated 163,000 jobs in July, the first month in which more than 100,000 jobs were created since March, 2012. Prior to the release of the report, most economists had estimated that roughly 90,000 to 100,000 positions would be added to the economy.
Date Posted: July 2012
On July 6th, the BLS released its latest “The Employment Situation” report, which revealed that 80,000 new jobs were added to the national economy in June, the third consecutive month in which less than 100,000 new positions were generated.