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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.

U.S. Economy Adds 292,000 Jobs, Unemployment Steady At 5%

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global trends ...

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

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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-...

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 earni...

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 ...

U.S. Adds 223,000 Jobs In June; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3%

AP | Christopher S. Rugaber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers re...

Daniel Marans

In Wake Of Jobs Numbers, Economists Warn Against Fed Rate Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Adds 280,000 Jobs In May; Unemployment Rises To 5.5 Percent

AP | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump. ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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.

Unemployment Rate Dips To 7-Year Low

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the s...

The Recovery That Left Black Women Behind

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.06.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

If nothing is done to address this disturbing development, just as Black men's unemployment finally dips into the single digits, Black women may very well eventually pierce the double digit unemployment mark themselves.

The March Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's lackluster employment report shows that despite substantial job market improvements over the last year or so, the Federal Reserve should not yet start raising interest rates to prevent the economy from overheating and producing unacceptable inflation. There's still too much labor market "slack" for the Fed to shift its chief concern to the risk of too much inflation.

Ben Walsh

March's Weak Jobs Report Is More Evidence The Fed Should Be Careful

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The March jobs report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was not good. After months of very strong jobs reports, though, it was a spec...

Arthur Delaney

How To Tell If Your Job Is Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Friday that the economy added 126,000 jobs in March as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, ...

U.S. Adds 126,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.5 Percent

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate lingered at 5.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Mo...