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The Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs in January, and Unemployment Remains Essentially Unchanged at 4.9%

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January and unemployment was 4.9%, slightly less than December's 5%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the record string of months with job growth.

10 More Hobbies You Can Start for Free

In a 2014 time use survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics uncovered that Americans — on average — spend 2.8 hours watching television each day. That's a lot of time staring at a box, right? Well, instead of straining your eyes and allowing your brain to transform into mush, maybe it's...

Gov't reports 151,000 new jobs in January, unemployment rate falls to 4.9%; U6 remains at 9.9%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated Friday that 151,000 seasonally adjusted new full- and part-time jobs were added to the economy in January. That was 158,000 new jobs created in the private sector; government jobs fell by 7,000. Show More Summary

January Employment Report: 151,000 Jobs, 4.9% Unemployment Rate (Graphs Included)

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Show More Summary

January Employment Report: 151,000 Jobs, 4.9% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Show More Summary

Here's your quick guide to Friday's jobs report

Get ready for jobs day. On Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the January jobs report. Via Bloomberg, here's what Wall Street is expecting: Nonfarm payrolls: +190,000 Unemployment rate: 5.0% Average hourly...Show More Summary

Manufacturing Productivity Edged Lower in the Fourth Quarter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing labor productivity declined by 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter, pulling back after decent gains in the prior two quarters. Output grew...

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Businesses Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 50% of small businesses fail in the first four years. Today, over a third of the U.S. working population is employed at business with less than 100 employees. Our economy is driven by small, private businesses - only 1% of U.S. Show More Summary

Government Cuts Projection Of 2014-2024 Lawyer Jobs By 41%: 16K Lawyer Jobs For 37k Law Grads Each Year

The American Lawyer: The Government's Dismal Job Outlook for Lawyers, by Matt Leichter: In December 2015 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its biennial Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), which predicts future employment. The OOH's entry on lawyers warns: "Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students...

Guess which state is the most unionized—again

New York remains the most unionized state in the nation, according to the latest numbers released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationally, the portion of workers who were members of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Unionization Rate Down Slightly Again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual study of union membership this morning and reported the overall unionization rate at 11.1%, unchanged from 2014. Advancing the decimal point one place shows it went from 11.09% to 11.06%. It’s a little easier to see if you look at the margins. The U.S. added 2,312,000 employees […]

Vanity Fair Covers the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Vanity Fair's The Obama Administration Is Finally Getting Serious About the On-Demand Economy covers the plan by the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to run the contingent worker supplement as part of the May 2017...

Tallying The Uber Economy: Government To Finally Revive Gig Economy Measure

After a 10 year hiatus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau are dusting off the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey.

Here's every US state's unemployment rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their report on the December unemployment rates of the states and Washington, DC. The Bureau noted that unemployment fell in 25 states, increased in 14 states, and stayed the same in the remaining 11 states and the District of Columbia. Show More Summary

4 reasons why your company isn't attracting top talent

There were 8.3 million unemployed people at the end of last summer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though that number is down from 2014, the skills needed to fill positions don’t align with what job seekers have to offer...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: US Import & Export Prices Fall, Dell & SciQuest Form Partnership

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. import prices fell 1.2% in December thanks to lower fuel prices, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Export prices were also down 1.1% last month. And, Dell Software and SciQuest have announced a new partnership. Show More Summary

Manufacturing Job Openings Dipped to their Lowest Level in 13 Months in November

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings fell to their lowest level in 13 months in November. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) reported that...

BLS: Jobs Openings increased in November

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.4 million on the last business day of November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.2 million and 4.9 million, respectively. Show More Summary

“Red Hot” Jobs Report Reveals A Problem

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was released this morning and the results were “red hot!” At least according to the media talking heads. 292,000 jobs were added in December. The post “Red Hot” Jobs Report Reveals A Problem was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Guess what: Barack Obama has been a great president for job creation

The December jobs data are out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the news is good: last month, the U.S. economy added 292,000 jobs. So at the end of this president’s seventh year in office, we can make a conclusion that may be surprising: when it comes to job growth, Barack Obama’s record isn’t […]

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