Category Archives: Jobs Report

BLS: U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

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JUST released from the BLS. First from the household survey: Both the unemployment rate (6.2 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (9.7 million) changed little in July. Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.1 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.  And from the […]

June Jobs Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

AS noted previously, the national jobs report was released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Overall, the jobs report was positive, with the economy creating 288,000 jobs; well above projections of roughly 210,000.  This was the fifth consecutive month of job creation above 200,000, the first time that has happened since the tech […]

ADP: U.S. Economy adds 281,000 Jobs

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From ADP: Private sector employment increased by 281,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. […]

May Jobs Report for the U.S.: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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THE national jobs report for May was released yesterday by the BLS, which has given pundits, economists, and others plenty of time to sift through the data and generate a discussion.  First, the usual caveats.  The jobs report is comprised of two monthly surveys and subject to subsequent revisions.  This means the data is both […]