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  • Facts & Figures August 6, 2018

    Employment and Unemployment

    August 2018 Jobs Report According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. employment rate fell to 3.9 percent in July 2018 from 4.0 in June 2018. This rate matched market expectations. Non-farm payrolls in the United States increased by 157 thousand jobs in July 2018 which was below market expectations of 190

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  • Facts & Figures July 27, 2018

    Economic Growth

    July 2018   The latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures indicate that the US economy expanded an annualized 4.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, below market expectations of 4.4 percent. This rate was the strongest since 2014. There is some doubt that another 4 percent quarterly gain will occur again anytime

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  • Facts & Figures June 6, 2018

    Industry Employment and Earnings

    June 2018 The United States average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by $0.08 to $26.92, or 0.3 percent, in May 2018 and increased by $0.71 or 2.7% from the previous year. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by $0.07 cents to $22.59 in May and increased

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  • Facts & Figures June 5, 2018

    Employment and Unemployment

    June 2018 Jobs Report   According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. employment rate for May 2018 was 3.8, the lowest rate since April 2000. This rate was also below market expectations of 3.9 percent. The number of unemployed dropped by 281 thousand to 6.07 million for the month (Civilian Unemployment Rate).  The

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  • Facts & Figures April 19, 2018

    Employment and Unemployment

    April 2018 Jobs Report According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. employment rate for March 2018 was 4.1 percent for the sixth consecutive month.  The number of unemployed dropped by 121,000 thousand to 6.59 million for the month (Civilian Unemployment Rate).  The job total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000 in March

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