All Blog Posts Tagged 'BLS' (3)

US Adds 248,000 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.9%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Employment Situation Summary, 248,000 jobs were added to the economy, the unemployment rate dropped .2 percentage points to 5.9%, and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 329,000. Compared to a year ago, the unemployment rate is down by 1.3%. Job growth in the US marks a 12-month average monthly gain of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 3, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Employment Situation Recap: US Economy Adds 288K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3%

05.05.14 Us Economy Jobs April On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary stated that the US economy added 288,000 jobs in April 2014. The unemployment rate dropped by .4 percentage points, from 6.7% to 6.3%, marking a decline of 1.2% year-over-year. Over the past 12 months, growth averaged 199,000 jobs per month.…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

CBO: $10 Minimum Wage A Mixed Bag

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report presenting mixed reviews for President Obama’s key initiative of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On the…

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Added by Scott Sargis on March 12, 2014 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

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