Author Archives: Kristin Simpson

October Jobs Report: The US Economy Added 261,000 Jobs

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. The economy also added 261,000 jobs. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and food services. Here are some of the highlights for the month of October. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment dropped to 4.1% Wages decreased by $0.01 Workweek hours remained Read More →

September Jobs Report: 4.2% Unemployment Rate; 33,000 Jobs Lost

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in September dipped to 4.2 percent. This is 0.2 percent lower than the unemployment rate in August and 0.1 percent lower than the unemployment rate in July. The number of jobs created fell by 33,000 after adding an average of 172,000 jobs per month over the last 12 months. Employment increased in health care, Read More →

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 →