Author Archives: Kristin Simpson

August 2017 Jobs Report

August Jobs Report: 4.4% Unemployment Rate; 156,000 Jobs Created

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in August, at 4.4 percent, saw little change from 4.3 percent in July. The number of jobs created fell from 209,000 in July to 156,000 in August. Employment increased in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining. Here are some of the highlights for the month of August. Read More →

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July Jobs Report: Employment Increased By 209,000 New Jobs; Unemployment at 4.3 Percent

The month of July saw little change in employment and unemployment rates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment increased by 209,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent. Employment decreased by 220,000 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate hardly changed from 4.4 percent in June and 4.3 percent in May. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional Read More →