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.”
The Canadian economy added 3,200 jobs in April 2017, below economists’ expectations of an 10,000 job jump. Most of the job gains were in part time positions.
“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment
rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social
assistance, financial activities, and mining.”