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Consumer Prices Increased 2.1% Year-Over-Year in December, the Highest since May 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in December, rising for the fifth straight month. The increase in the latest release stemmed largely from higher...

U.S. Shale Jobs Are Coming Back

The U.S. shale oil recovery is now gaining momentum, and for the first time since September 2014, the U.S. oil and gas extraction and support services jobs increased by 3,300 in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in November

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.5 million on the last business day of November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations...Show More Summary

Net Hiring in Manufacturing Was Flat in November with Little Change in Job Openings

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that net hiring in the manufacturing sector was flat in November, continuing a trend of weak net job growth year-to-date. According to the latest...

The Economy Adds 156,000 Jobs in December, and Unemployment Little Changed at 4.7%

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December and unemployment was little changed at 4.7%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the recovery of the labor market at a tempered...Show More Summary

The US has put more people back to work than all the other G7 economies combined since 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the final jobs report for 2016 on Friday. US wages rose at the fastest pace since mid-2009 in December, with average hourly earnings climbing by 2.9% year-over-year. Meanwhile, the economy added...Show More Summary

Manufacturing Employment Rose in December, but Down 45,000 for 2016 as a Whole

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing employment rose by 17,000 in December, its first monthly increase since July. That is hopefully a sign of better hiring numbers moving...

Manufacturers: Faster Job Growth Requires Action on Nominees

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December employment data: “Despite an increase in manufacturing employment in...

December Employment Report: 156,000 Jobs, 4.7% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth occurred in health care and social assistance.... Show More Summary

Government reports economy added 156,000 new jobs in December

The government reported Friday that the U.S. economy generated 156,000 new non-farm jobs in December. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report arrived at those numbers from analysis of the Current Employment Survey, a survey of 146,000...Show More Summary

U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs In December; Hourly Wages Rose 10 Cents

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Over the course of 2016, average hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The unemployment rate was little changed; 4.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in November.

Here comes the jobs report ...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the final jobs report of 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that nonfarm payrolls increased by 175,000 in December, extending the record streak of job creation in the US. The unemployment rate is expected to increase to 4.7% from 4.6%. Show More Summary

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Friday's jobs report

The final jobs report of 2016 and of Barack Obama's presidency is upon us. Via Bloomberg, here's what Wall Street is expecting when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday: Nonfarm payrolls: +170,000...Show More Summary

Long Day AND Long Week? For Oregon Factory Workers, Double the Pay

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries has changed how it interprets overtime laws—in a way that could fatten the paychecks of Oregon factory workers. The change follows a lawsuit filed in August by the non-profit Northwest Workers' Justice Project on behalf of a group of workers at Portland Specialty Baking, which earlier in 2016 quashed a union campaign.

Is On-Call Scheduling In Retail Coming To An End?

Of the more than 4.6 million retail salespeople in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 50,000 will benefit from the end to on-call scheduling at six more retailers (Photo credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images). With the announcement in December 2016 that six more national retailers would discontinue [...]

The One Set of Skills You Need for Financial Success in the Future Job Market

When we think of skills that set us up for career success, things like efficiency, the ability to multi-task, and proficiency in technical or specialized equipment might come to mind. But, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of occupations expected to add the most jobs over the next 10 years — home health […]

November jobs numbers show states continue to recover

The November state jobs data, released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows most states on pace to continue their sluggish recoveries through the final months of the year.

Here's every US state's November unemployment rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the November unemployment rates for the 50 states and Washington, DC. According to the Bureau's press release accompanying the numbers, unemployment fell in 18 states and remained more...Show More Summary

BLS: Unemployment Rates Lower in 18 states, Stable in 32 states in November

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were significantly lower in November in 18 states and stable in 32 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Consumer Prices Increased 1.7% Year-Over-Year in November, the Highest in More than Two Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in November, slowing from the 0.4 percent gain seen in October. It was the fourth straight monthly increase....

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