Dec 06, 2019 U.S. job gains beat estimates by a wide margin in November,¬†according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as payrolls increased by 266,000 for the month. In doing so, unemployment matched a historic, 50-year low and the percentage of those without jobs in the U.S. (35%) stayed the same. The increase in jobs … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: November 2019”

Jun 07, 2019 The stretch of economic good fortune the U.S. has experienced for much of 2019 has shown some signs of cooling off in recent weeks. Numbers from the latest edition of the Employment Situation Summary compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics appear to represent more evidence of this growth reduction:¬† American non-farm … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: May 2019”

Apr 05, 2019 After a wild divergence in U.S. job growth during the first two months of 2019 – more than 300,000 in January and a mere 20,000 in February – March seemed much more in line with America’s average pace of labor-force expansion. According to the latest edition of the Employment Situation Survey issued … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: March 2019”

February 2019 The past year of economic growth in the U.S. undoubtedly galvanized expectations among the country’s political and business leaders regarding what the early months of 2019 would bring. Although January brought a massive infusion of new jobs among multiple sectors of the American economy – 311,000 positions, according to the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: February 2019”