'Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December, and the unemployment
rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employment gains occurred in health care, construction, and manufacturing'
ADP reports good news this morning! “Companies hired 250,000 new workers to close out the year, well above Wall Street expectations of 190,000”.
The US economy added 228,000 nonfarm payrolls in November, 2017.
The unemployment rate remained near a 17-year low of 4.1%.
STATEMENT BY U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR ACOSTA ON OCTOBER JOBS REPORT:
“Job creators are hiring. For two quarters in a row, the economy has grown by 3% or more. Our economy is moving in the right direction, but there is more work to do. Lower taxes and a simplified tax code will create the right conditions for increased labor force participation and increased wages.”
Job openings increased in a number of industries with the largest increases
occurring in professional and business services (+179,000), health care
and social assistance (+125,000),
and construction (+62,000).
The number of job openings increased to 6.2 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
The U.S. economy added a solid 209,000 jobs in July, exceeding economists’ estimates.
The unemployment rate last month fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4,
“ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 158,000 Jobs in June
Private-sector employment increased by 158,000 from May to June, on a seasonally adjusted basis.”
The US economy added 220,000 jobs in May 2017, beating the 178,000 estimate. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4% as more sidelined workers entered with workforce.
“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April 2017. That follows gains of 79,000 in March and 232,000 in February. Employment rose in April in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining.”