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 […]Read article

Job Growth in August Was Slow Compared to Previous Months

inside-the-jobs-reportSource: 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 […]Read article

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 […]Read article

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. […]Read article

Metropolitan Employment Showing Improvement Nationwide

Sources: Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Report – May 2014, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – May 2014 The national BLS “The Employment Situation — June 2014” report showed another surge in employment, adding 288,000 new jobs to the economy, the fifth straight month to show […]Read article

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 […]Read article

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 […]Read article

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 […]Read article