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November Jobs Report: The Unemployment Rate Remained at 4.1%

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment remained at 4.1%, a 17-year low. The economy also added 228,000 jobs. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. Here are some of the highlights for the month of November. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment remained at 4.1% Wages increased by $0.05 to $26.55 Workweek hours increased by 0.1 hour Read More →

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August 2016 Jobs Report: Growth Taps the Brakes

August was an interesting month for employers and job seekers, with the pace of new job postings tilting down and unemployment picking up. There were still gains in August, but they showed a dramatic decline over the June and July rates in previous months jobs report. How can unemployment be on the rise with even a small job postings increase? Simple math: people are encouraged Read More →


July 2016 Jobs Report: Another Month of Improvement

July 2016’s jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows better results than it has in quite a while. After a bit of cautious optimism in recent months, this report might indicate that it’s not a fluke; hiring really is on an upward trend, at least for now. “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July,” according to the BLS. In fact, nearly Read More →


June 2016 Jobs Report: Employment Rallies While Online Hiring Dips

The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ June 2016 Employment Situation report gave American workers a much-needed break from so much gloom and doom, but the news isn’t entirely perfect. This jobs report shows that the early part of 2016 showed precious few rays of hope and an overall downward trend. For June, the BLS reported gains while the Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series Read More →

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June Jobs Report Disproves May Doubters

  Our full Jobs Report analysis comes in next week, but we looked to Twitter for help understanding what happened in June. Was it good? Bad? Better than May? As always, there were those praising government policy, seasonal growth, blaming politics, and even their own son! Humorous or not, the general takeaway is positive, which is also reflected by records in the stock market. Here Read More →

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May Jobs Report: Things are Cooling Down

The very cautious optimism of early 2016 turned into a genuine concern with the June 3 release of the May Jobs Report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. April’s report showed signs of a downturn, and May saw them happen in earnest. Nearly every market declined in May with hiring levels at their lowest in 6 years. However, not every pundit has succumbed to Read More →

3 Critical Areas Helping Fuel the Transformative State of Talent Acquisition

3 Critical Areas Helping Fuel the Transformative State of Talent Acquisition

For me, the month of April was great as it represented an opportunity to meet with hundreds of Talent Acquisition professionals – both while at ERE in Las Vegas and SHRM in Orlando.  So it’s pretty safe to say that April was an eventful month all around given the conversations, the great networking and oh ya, those destinations (also because of the bug caught while traveling, Read More →

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April Jobs Report: Employment Growth Leveling Off

The American economy continues to improve, as evidenced by the April Jobs Report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,which was released on May 6, 2016. But now it’s showing signs of slowing down. While last month marked 74 consecutive months of growth in the private sector, CNN Money says that the numbers weren’t as impressive as they’d predicted. RELATED: Part-Time Jobs to Remain Hot in Read More →

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March Jobs Report: Is Doom Around The Corner?

On April 1, 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment was up by 215,000 new jobs for the month of March. Unemployment, which was at 5 percent, experienced little change from February. The Wall Street Journal had predicted results that were nearly identical, so there was little surprise among economists. The biggest employment increases were found in retail trade, construction and health Read More →

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January Jobs Report: Good But Not Great

Generally speaking, the January jobs report is good news. The US economy continued to add jobs and wages went up slightly. These indicate that the economy is continuing to grow, however that growth may be slowing. While there are several indicators that suggest the economy might be slowing, the general feel is that the US is nearing full-employment. While this is obviously a good thing Read More →

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