Author Archives: Rebecca Sewkarran

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June Jobs Report: June Brings in 222,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Increases

The month of June has been interesting when it comes to employment. Job creation has increased 222,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent from the previous 4.3% in May. Unemployment has increased since there are more people entered the labor force. Employment has increased in fields of health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining.  Here are some of the highlights for Read More →

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May Jobs Report: Unemployment is at a 16-Year Low; but There are Still Some Weak Spots

The month of May has been interesting when it comes to employment. Job creation has decreased to 138,000 positions from the expected 185,000. But the good news is unemployment has fallen to 4.3%, the lowest it has been in 16 years!  Here are some of the highlights for the month of May. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment decreased from 4.4% to 4.3% Wages stayed the same at Read More →