Posts tagged "jobs report"

No New Jobs? Latest U.S. Jobs Report Shows Zero Gain

No New Jobs? Latest U.S. Jobs Report Shows Zero Gain
Just when you think things are getting better in this economy and the stock market “takes off” as we accumulate a few months of triple digits job growth, it stalls!  That’s exactly what happened last month with the latest number of jobs created netting zero!  The number of people unemployed remains at 14 million or... Read more »

Is Our Economy Really Improving? Latest Jobs Report

The latest jobs report for February shows sign that our economy is headed in the right direction.  In February the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%, the lowest level in almost two years.  192,000 factory, education, construction and professional service jobs were added to our economy. Yet, the U.S. recovery has a long way to go!... Read more »

Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed

Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed
The national jobless rate for December dropped to 9.4% from 9.8% the previous month.  Unfortunately, the decline in jobless claims only dropped because 260,000 American job seekers stopped looking for employment last month.  December was the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been above 9%, which is a post World War II... Read more »
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Increase in Jobs Report Surprise Analysts: Are Their Really More Jobs Out there?

Increase in Jobs Report Surprise Analysts: Are Their Really More Jobs Out there?
Increase in temporary employees Employers added a net of 151,000 jobs last month in October with the private sector job creation at its highest level since April.  This was a sharp contrast from the September report that showed a loss of 41,000 jobs.  So, is our economy actually getting better or is this a fluke?... Read more »

Stocks Soar: Better Than Expected Jobs Report

Stocks Soar: Better Than Expected Jobs Report
Christina Romer, CEA Chair The financial markets liked the August jobs report today that showed that 67,000 jobs were added to the private sector adding to now eight months of growth in this sector. Unemployment is at 9.6 % with average earnings up.3%.  The Dow is likely to have a 4% gain over the past... Read more »