The Employment Situation

May 2016 employment: US adds 38,000 jobs

The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added just 38,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate declined 0.3% to 4.7% (resulting in 7.4 million unemployed persons). Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent),  adult women (4.2 percent), Whites (4.1 percent), and…

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April 2016 employment: US adds 160,000 jobs

The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5.0 percent. The BLS report found that the number of unemployed persons decreased slightly to 7.9 million (from 8 million in March). The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless…

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March 2016 employment: US adds 215,000 jobs

The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in March while the unemployment rate and unemployed persons was  little changed at 5.0 percent and 8 million respectively. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.5 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (15.9…

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February employment: U.S. adds 242,000 jobs

The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate and unemployed persons was unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively. The BLS report revealed that the unemployment rate was down by 0.6 percentage point, and the number of unemployed persons…

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January 2016 employment: unemployment drops to 4.9%

‘The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent and the number of unemployed people fell to 7.8 million. The BLS report found that over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed…

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December 2015 employment: US economy ended year in strong position

‘The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country finished 2015 well, adding 292,000 jobs in December. The BLS report found that the number of unemployed people was unchanged in December 2015 – at 7.9 million, and the unemployment rate still stands at 5%. Employment rose in several industries, including professional…

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