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August Brought Fewer New Jobs Than Expected, But Several Industries Saw Steady Growth

The United States generated 142,000 new jobs in August, breaking the six-month streak of +200,000 job gains. This number comes in well below what economists were expecting, however, August is historically a slower month for job growth. The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent.  During the past year, the unemployment rate […] Read Article “August Brought Fewer New Jobs Than Expected, But Several Industries Saw Steady Growth”

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The Latest BLS Regional and Metro-area Unemployment Figures

Both regional and state unemployment rates saw little change in the United States metropolitan areas, according to the latest BLS “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report. In July, the national unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.2 percent – 1.1 percentage points lower than July of last year. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have seen […] Read Article “The Latest BLS Regional and Metro-area Unemployment Figures”

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Job Growth in August Was Slow Compared to Previous Months

Source: BLS “The Employment Situation report – August 2014” The United States saw an additional 142,000 jobs created in nonfarm payroll employment during the month of August, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unemployment report.  Both professional and business services and healthcare saw the highest employment gains. The total number of job […] Read Article “Job Growth in August Was Slow Compared to Previous Months”

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July’s Job Creation Less Than Expected, But Still Steady

In July, employment gains were widespread across sectors. The industries with the highest gains were professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade and construction. Here are some key sector highlights from the BLS “The Employment Situation – July 2014” report: Professional and Business Services The industry that showed the highest job growth in July was professional and […] Read Article “July’s Job Creation Less Than Expected, But Still Steady”

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July BLS Report: 209,000 Jobs Added to US Economy

Source: July 2014 BLS report The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its July 2014 unemployment report, which showed an additional 209,000 jobs created in nonfarm payroll employment. The unemployment rate saw a small increase, rising from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent. July marks the sixth straight month in which we’ve seen gains of 200,000+ […] Read Article “July BLS Report: 209,000 Jobs Added to US Economy”

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Adecco Experience: Meet the Talent

In April, Adecco launched the Adecco Experience program across 50 countries as part of the Way to Work program. Four candidates from each country were selected to work as interns with some of the most exciting companies in the world. Once the internships wrap up in August, one of the 54 participants will be chosen to intern […] Read Article “Adecco Experience: Meet the Talent”

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Workforce Watch List: Vacation habits

Now that the country is finally thawing out (we hope) after the particularly brutal winter of 2014, vacation plans seem to be on everyone’s mind. Whether your ideal vacation involves the sand and surf of a tropical locale, a rugged camping expedition, a rejuvenating spa retreat, or simply a Game of Thrones marathon from the […] Read Article “Workforce Watch List: Vacation habits”