Jobs report

Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs in June

The American economy added 287,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number was a large increase from May’s disappointing 38,000 jobs which was revised downward on Friday to an even worse 11,000. The unemployment rate ticked up two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.9%. This […]

US Economy Adds 215,000 Jobs in March

The US economy added 215,000 jobs in March, but wage growth remained stagnant. ¬†With job growth strong over the past few months, the focus of the recovery has largely shifted to wage growth which has been an issue. The unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth to 5% from February’s 4.9%. Job […]

U.S. Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs

The U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate remained consistent at 4.9%. This means that people are re-entering the job market, allowing the unemployment rate to stay. However, 4.9% is considered full employment in the United States. February was a […]

Economy Adds 211,000 Jobs

The American economy added 211,000 jobs in the month of November. October’s already strong jobs report was revised upward to 298,000 from 271,000 jobs added. Many analysts expected a gain of roughly 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained at five percent, the lowest since 2008. Positive job growth with a […]