Tag Archives: nonfarm payrolls

Why Smallest Jobs Increase in 17 months?

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Is US economy running out of available workers? Just 20,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were created in February, per the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest total in 17 months. But it may have been … Continue reading

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August Jobs Report No Big Deal

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: MarketWatch Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health … Continue reading

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Strong May Employment, But Future Uncertain

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Marketwatch The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in May, and the number of unemployed persons declined to 6.1 million, reported the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. Over the year, the unemployment rate was … Continue reading

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Wintry Unemployment Report Chills Markets

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Marketwatch The smallest number of nonfarm payroll jobs since last year were created in March—103,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But it’s still pushing wages higher—to 2.7 percent annually, and the working population participation … Continue reading

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Should the Fed Raise Rates?

Financial FAQs It’s incredible that Janet Yellen’s Fed should even be talking about raising interest rates in June, or July. The Fed predicts no more than 2.5 percent GDP growth in Q2, after Q1’s 0.8 percent growth rate. And the … Continue reading

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What is Employment Like in 2014?

Popular Economics Weekly Jobless claims fell sharply in the May 24 week, down 27,000 to 300,000. The 4-week average is down a very sharp 11,250 to a new recovery low of 311,500. It should mean we will see a further … Continue reading

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Unemployment Still the Problem

Financial FAQs Friday’s U.S. unemployment report might have been an aberration due to the severe winter with just 74,000 nonfarm payroll jobs created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but how many of those workers who left the labor … Continue reading

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