Posts Tagged ‘Jobs Report’

The Economy Added 200,000 in January (and This Wasn’t Even the Best News)

The latest jobs report from the government is a particularly strong one. Not only did the economy produce about 20,000 more jobs than expected in January, but paychecks are finally growing at a strong pace.

According to the labor department, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 200,000 in…

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Job Growth Goes Negative for the First Time in Seven Years

Job growth went negative (-33,000 jobs) in September, as the effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma stalled job growth in the populous states of Texas and Florida.

This was the first month of negative job growth in seven years. Economists had been expecting to see 90,000 new jobs…

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Where The Jobs Are

The economy turned in a good performance last month, at least in terms of jobs. A big 222,000 new jobs were in June. This exceeded expectations by a lot. But which sectors of the economy were hiring the most?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment…

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Where the Jobs Are

When the government released its jobs report for September, the experts had a mixed reaction: the topline totals looked pretty good, yet still missed estimates. Here, we’ll delve a bit deeper into the report to see where the economy is doing better or worse at adding jobs.

First, we…

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All Eyes Will Be On Friday’s Jobs Report

This Friday’s press release from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will be one of this season’s most scrutinized documents. It will be picked over by journalists, academics and politicians well into the month. But perhaps the most rapt attention will be paid by the Fed.


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The Economy Adds More than 200k Jobs, Again

July was the sixth straight month in which the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, according to a report released last week. The unemployment rate ticked up nonetheless.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 209,000 non-farm jobs were added in July. This was a strong number…

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