June 2018 Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 213,000 Jobs During Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 213,000 jobs in June 2018 while the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent during the month, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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History of Labor Day Holiday Explained on Department of Labor Website

Curious about the meaning behind Labor Day, the national holiday for workers celebrated on the first Monday of September each year in America? Labor Day will be celebrated September 2, 2013 this year and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a web page that explains the history of the holiday, which includes a dispute …

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June 2013 Employment Situation Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Gain of 195000 Jobs

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 195,000 jobs in June 2013 while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 7.6 percent and 11.8 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JUNE 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The …

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May 2013 Employment Situation Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows 175000 Jobs Added

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 175,000 jobs in May 2013 while the unemployment rate inched up to 7.6 percent and the number of unemployed persons rose to 11.8 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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April 2013 Employment Situation Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows 165000 Jobs Added

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 165,000 jobs in April 2013 while the unemployment rate dipped to 7.5 percent and the number of unemployed persons remained at 11.7 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — APRIL 2013’ report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). …

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May 2012 Employment Situation Report Shows US Economy Added Only 69000 Jobs

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the U.S. added only 69,000 jobs in May 2012 while the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2012’ released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The May 2012 report also revised the change in employment for April 2012 …

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Labor Department Report Shows Job Openings Rose in July after Two Months of Declines

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog In a positive sign that companies may increase hiring soon, the U.S. Labor Department reports that the number of jobs advertised rose in July after two months of declines. The Labor Department’s ‘Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey’ (JOLTS) showed that the number of jobs advertised rose by 6.2 …

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June Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Dropped to Lowest Level since Last July

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in roughly a year in June. According to the BLS Employment Situation Summary for June 2010, the unemployment rate edged down to 9.5 percent, the …

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