Tag Archives: non-farm payroll employment

June Employment Robust—For How Long?

The Mortgage Corner More workers are being hired in manufacturing and professional services in June’s unemployment report. But this is before the trade war now taking hold with at least 5 allies and trading partners. Washington’s 25 percent duties on … Continue reading

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A 17-year Low Jobs Rate

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Market.com Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000 in April, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, … Continue reading

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A Gangbusters February Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. added 313,000 new jobs in February, the biggest gain in a year and a half and clear evidence that a strong economy has plenty of room to keep expanding, said Marketwatch. The unemployment rate of … Continue reading

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A Record In Job Openings

Financial FAQs Not only are Nonfarm payrolls averaging some 200,000 jobs per month this year, but the Labor Department’s job openings and labor turnover survey showed 5.87 million openings, an all-time high, while hires increased to 5.23 million from 5.17 … Continue reading

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A Half-Full Jobs Report

Financial FAQs Nonfarm payrolls rose a lower-than-expected 151,000 in August with revisions to July and June at a net minus 1,000, reported the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I would call this a half-full employment report in an economy that is … Continue reading

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April Private Payrolls Increase 171,000

Popular Economics Weekly But government payrolls lost 11,000 jobs, so total nonfarm payroll employment increased just 160,000 in April. Over the prior 12 months, employment growth had averaged 232,000 per month. The April jobs report was well below Wall Street’s … Continue reading

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Service Sector, Job Openings Show More Growth

Financial FAQs More economic data this week make job and growth prospects for 2016 look even better. And this is on top of the very strong March employment report. The March ISM Non-manufacturing index (i.e., for the service sector) rose … Continue reading

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