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June BLS Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, Jobless Rate Drops 0.2%

Source: June 2014 BLS report The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its June 2014 unemployment report, which showed an overall monthly gain of 288,000 jobs, considerably higher than the 215,000 economists were expecting. The unemployment rate also saw an impressive decline of 0.2 percentage points, dropping from 6.3% to 6.1%, which is the lowest we’ve seen […] Read Article “June BLS Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, Jobless Rate Drops 0.2%”

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Metropolitan Employment Improving Across the Country

Sources: Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Report – April 2014, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – April 2014 The national BLS “The Employment Situation — May 2014” report showed a surge in employment, adding 217,000 new jobs to the economy, the fourth straight month to show 200,000+ job gains. Economists are hopeful that this continual upswing will prove to […] Read Article “Metropolitan Employment Improving Across the Country”

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May BLS Jobs Report: Industry Breakdown

Source: BLS jobs report In May, the United States generated 217,000 new jobs, returning our employment rate back to pre-recession conditions. With this growth, the US has more jobs than it has seen in over four years – claiming 8.8 million new jobs since January 2008. The unemployment rate remained the same at 6.3 percent — this, […] Read Article “May BLS Jobs Report: Industry Breakdown”