Skip to content

September 2016 employment: US adds 156,000 jobs

The Employment Situation‘ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September 2016. The unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons sat at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million respectively. The labor force participation rate in September rose to 62.9 percent and, over the last 12 months, more than three million more people have entered the workforce. In fact, job growth has averaged 178,000 per month so far this year, compared with an average of 229,000 jobs per month in 2015. All told, the private sector has added 15.3 million jobs since February 2010; this month’s report continued the longest streak of overall job growth on record. According to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez: “Other measures affirm the strength of the economy. Consumer confidence is now at the highest level we’ve seen during the recovery. Initial unemployment insurance claims remained near historic lows in September. For 83 consecutive weeks, these initial claims have remained under 300,000 – a streak we’ve not seen since 1970.” The change in employment for July 2016 was revised from 275,000 jobs added to 252,000 jobs added while August 2016 was revised from 151,000 jobs added to 167,000 jobs added. With these revisions, employment gains in June and July were 7,000 less than previously reported.]]>

You May Also Like

Check out these additional posts from Mind Your Business.

Hire Qualified Seasonal Employees with a Certified Background Check

Black Friday 2019 is just weeks away, and retailers across the nation are already searching for qualified seasonal help. Finding good seasonal employees that are dependable, honest, and skilled in customer service means happier customers and larger sales. A worthy goal considering that last year Americans spent over $700 billion during the holiday season! Not…
Read More

Be Inspired: Podcast featuring MYB, Inc. Founder and CEO Karen Caruso

The word “no” can take you pretty far in life. Need proof? Listen to the podcast from September’s Power of Partnering Marketplace Conference. Karen Caruso, founder and CEO of MYB, Inc., reveals on GWBC Radio how the word “no” pushed her to use her existing job skills to create her own business. Learn how the…
Read More

Business Myth Busters: What Is a Certified Background Check?

In today’s business economy, background checks are a standard part of the pre-employment process. With so many options available, how do you ensure you’re receiving a certified background check? We tackle some of the myths surrounding the industry. Myth: A certified background check is too expensive.Truth: A low-cost or free report usually means the company…
Read More

Quality and Precise Results, On Time!

Let us know about your screening needs to get a custom quote. We work with businesses big and small as well as the government. Which means we have a package of solutions for your organization as well.