U.S. economy adds 217,000 jobs in May, unemployment holds steady

June 6, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered good news today with the announcement that total nonfarm payroll rose by 217,000 in May. It wasn't enough to move the unemployment rate, which remains steady at 6.3 percent. These numbers are a concrete indicator that, however slowly, the U.S. economy has reached... Read more »

203K jobs added, unemployment dips to 7%

December 6, 2013

Today's latest employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is somewhat of a shocker, with a reported 203,000 new jobs added to the American economy. The data also showed the unemployment rate dipping down three tenths of a percent to an even 7 percent, which is the lowest it's been at any... Read more »

Employment up 175K, Unemployment Ticks up to 7.6%

Bureau of Labor Statistics
June 7, 2013

A highly anticipated jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came in largely as a wash today, June 7, 2013. For more on this week's leading economic indicators, check out this week's Friday Economic Snapshot that includes everything except today's BLS figures. From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll... Read more »