July Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 209,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 209,000 jobs in July 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3 percent, according to the Employment Situation Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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University of California Adopts Ban the Box Policy for Hiring Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The University of California (UC) has adopted a Ban the Box policy where job applicants will no longer be asked to check a box on initial employment applications to indicate whether they have been convicted of a crime in order to remove barriers to opportunity and avoid discouraging …

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June Employment Situation Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 222,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 222,000 jobs in June 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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May Jobs Report Shows 138,000 Jobs Added and Unemployment at Lowest Level Since 2001

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 138,000 jobs in May 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3 percent – its lowest level since 2001 – according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report.

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April Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 211,000 Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 211,000 jobs in April 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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U.S. Economy Adds 98,000 Jobs in March 2017

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 98,000 jobs in March 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.5 percent, according to The Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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California Bill Would Ban the Box from Applications and Delay Criminal History Questions until Job Offer

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in California in February 2017 – Assembly Bill No. 1008 – would “Ban the Box” and prohibit employers in the state from including any question about an applicant’s criminal record on job applications or inquire into the conviction history of an applicant until that …

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February 2017 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 235,000 Jobs

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 235,000 jobs in February 2017 while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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January 2017 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 227,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 227,000 jobs in January 2017 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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December Employment Situation Shows 156,000 Jobs Added to Economy

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 156,000 jobs in December of 2016 while the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 4.7 percent, according to the Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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