BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Nearly 500,000 New Jobs Added This Year

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed wages rising by 6 cents an hour, a penny more than January’s 5…

Jobs Surge In February, Gaining 235,000

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed wages rising by 6 cents an hour, a penny more than January’s 5 cents….

Wages Jump As Jobs Grew Modestly In December

Ending the year much as it began, employers hired a modest 156,000 new workers in December, bringing the total for 2016 to 2.16 million new jobs. In 2015, employers added 2.74 million. While this morning’s jobs estimate from the Labor Department came in lower than the 180,000 analysts in a Bloomberg survey were…

Unemployment, Hourly Pay Decline In November; Employers Add 178,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. Today’s monthly report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed private-sector employers added 156,000 jobs. The service sector accounted for 139,000. Goods producers accounted…

Jobs Up 178,000 In November; Unemployment Takes Sharp Drop

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6%. Today’s monthly report from the Department of Labor showed private sector employers added 156,000 jobs. The service sector accounted for 139,000. Goods producers accounted for…

ADP Report: Private Employers Added 147,000 Workers In October

ADP said private employers added 147,000 new workers to the payrolls last month, the smallest private sector jobs increase reported by the payroll processing and HR services company since April. Economists were expecting the ADP National Employment Report would show an increase in the range of 165,000 to about 170,000. However, ADP, and…

Private Sector Jobs Grow By 147,000 In October

ADP said private employers added 147,000 new workers to the payrolls last month, the smallest private sector jobs increase reported by the payroll processing and HR services company since April. Economists were expecting the ADP National Employment Report would show an increase in the range of 165,000 to about 170,000. However, ADP, and…

Employers Continue Steady Hiring; Sidelined Workers Stream Back Into the Labor Force

Jobs grew at a steady, if modest rate in September, with employers adding a net of 156,000 non-farm jobs during the month. This morning’s monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was not far off the forecasts of labor economists who predicted a gain in the range of 165,000 to…

156,000 New Jobs Added Last Month as Economy Continues Modest Growth

Jobs grew at a steady, if modest rate in September, with employers adding 156,000 non-farm jobs during the month. This morning’s monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was not far off the forecasts of labor economists who predicted a gain in the range of 165,000 to 172,000. The government report…

New Jobs Up By 287,000 In June

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second-largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the U.S. Bureau of…

Jobs Jump In June While Wages Predicted to Rise This Year

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the Bureau of…

Job Growth Expected to Again Exceed 200,000

More eyes than usual will be watching for the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly employment report tomorrow. The first Friday of the month (with rare exceptions) is when the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its initial snapshot of employment and unemployment statistics; a report that moves the global financial markets and influences national…

Temp Keeps Growing As Nation Adds 223,000 Jobs In June

Employment agencies were among the biggest contributors last month to the 223,000 new jobs added to the U.S. economy. Temp agencies grew their workforce by 19,800, while placement services and registries added another 9,300 jobs. The report this morning from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said that overall, the nation’s service…

U.S. Adds 223,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops and Labor Force Shrinks

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June, all of them created by the private sector and almost none of them by the nation’s goods producers. Unemployment fell to 5.3 percent. This morning’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department was below the 233,000 consensus estimates of labor economists, but not so much…

ADP Says Small Businesses Powered June’s 237,000 New Jobs

Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. June’s job growth handily exceeded consensus estimates by labor economists….

Strong Private Sector Job Growth In June Adds 237,000 Workers; Small Businesses Lead the Way

Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. The sector that includes temp workers and some of the…

Private Sector Jobs Up for July, Though Other Reports Suggest Stalling Economy

Payroll processor ADP says 114,000 private sector jobs were created in July, a number inline, if on the high side, with what economists expected. All but 9,000 of the jobs were created by small and mid-size businesses employing up to 499 workers. The gain came in the service sector, which added 121,000 jobs…