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Jobs Report

America Added 287,000 Jobs In June

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business

June was a great month for American jobs. The U.S. economy added 287,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prior to the re...

Bumps In The Road? What To Watch For In Friday's Jobs Report

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

The recent "Brexit" vote and a weak jobs report last month sent shock waves through financial markets in June. What should we be watching for in this Friday's monthly jobs report?

May Job Growth Plunges To Lowest Since 2010

MoneyTips | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business

Employment Numbers Take a Surprising Fall In the midst of accumulating signs of economic growth, the May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statisti...

May's Seriously Downbeat Jobs Report Puts Kibosh on Fed Rate Hike; Underscores Need for Deep Infrastructure Dive

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

In an unexpectedly downbeat jobs report, employers added only 38,000 jobs last month, the worst month for job gains since employment started recovering in 2010. Downward revisions trimmed the employment gains for the prior two months by 59,000, and the labor force participation rate fell again in May, as it had in April.

The Latest Jobs Report Badly Misses Estimates

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

The U.S. added just 38,000 jobs in May, a statement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed Friday. That figure badly missed the expected increa...

America Just Turned In Another Stellar Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

The American economy continues its march upward. The monthly jobs report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy cr...

U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs In March

Reuters | Catharine Smith | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 215,000 in March * Unemployment rate rises to 5.0 percent from 4.9 percent * Average hourly earnings increase seven cents ...

Is the February Jobs Report Really 'All That'?

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Is this positive trend toward job growth sustainable? In my opinion, it's not until the small business sector begins growing again.

Friday's Jobs Report: What's Happening with Hiring?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

Last month, a weak jobs report dropped a bombshell on financial markets, sending stocks reeling and sparking recession fears throughout the media. Tod...

Here Are The Latest Jobs Report Numbers

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but sur...

Previewing the January Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Chad Stone

Those brave enough to predict think that tomorrow's jobs report will show a net gain of 188,000 payroll jobs (compared with 292,000 in December) and an unchanged 5.0 percent unemployment rate.

Previewing the December Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chad Stone

Tomorrow's December jobs report is the first since Federal Reserve policymakers lifted their target for short-term interest rates off zero. That's a very small step, and policymakers didn't claim that the labor market was fully healed.

3-2-1: Liftoff! Nothing in Today's Solid Jobs Report to Stop the Fed

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While soft spots remain in the job market and we are not at full employment, we are clearly on that path, as payrolls have settled into a steady growth groove, slightly north of 200,000 per month.

Latest Jobs Report May Clear The Way For A December Rate Hike

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 211,000 in November * Unemployment rate holds steady at 5.0 percent * Average hourly earnings increase four cents * Employ...

November Jobs Report: Are Labor Market Gaps Closing?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report:

Here's The October Jobs Report

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a 7-1/2-y...

What You Need to Know About the October Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

No one knows how tomorrow's October jobs report will affect Federal Reserve policymakers' views about whether to start raising interest rates in December. But here are some things to consider in assessing whether the job market is making the "continued progress toward maximum employment" that the Fed wants to see.

September Jobs: A Weak Report, But Does It Reveal a True Downshift?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The nation's payrolls rose by only 142,000 last month, and job gains for July and August were revised down by 59,000, suggesting the pace of job growth has slowed in recent months. Analysts were expecting job growth of around 200,000, and the question is how much should it change our views about underlying labor market conditions?

Job Growth Slows In Last Two Months

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

(Updates with labor market figures) * Nonfarm payrolls increase 142,000 in September * Unemployment rate steady at 5.1 percent * Average hourly earnin...

Are We in a Wage Growth Slump? Four Predictions for Friday's Jobs Report

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

If we want to understand why America's wages are growing -- or not growing -- it's important to look beyond U.S. averages to specific industries.

U.S. Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls To 5.1 Percent

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 173,000 in August * Seasonal quirk likely behind below-forecast number * Jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percen...

U.S. Adds 215,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.3%

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an ...

Daniel Marans

In Wake Of Jobs Numbers, Economists Warn Against Fed Rate Hike | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

The May jobs numbers are being hailed by many analysts as evidence that the job market is growing at a healthy pace and the Federal Reserve should soo...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

April Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're seeing better than a declining rate -- at least some of the decline was driven by labor-force leavers discouraged by their job prospects. But most analysts, myself included, believe there's considerably room for the lfpr to tick up as labor demand returns.