unemployment

Summary: Payrolls rose 148,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in December 2017 October and November payrolls revised down by net 9000 jobs S. unemployment rate steady for the third month at 4.1% Average hourly earnings rises 2.5% on the year Underemployment rate increases slightly from 8.0% to 8.1% in December   The U...

2018-01-17 John Benjamin Read more
NFP

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly payrolls report for August. Coming off the recent private sector hiring published by the ADP, the markets were slightly disappointing. According to official data, nonfarm payrolls rose 156,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. This was below consensus estimates of 180,000. Past revisions for ...

2017-09-05 John Benjamin Read more

The much-anticipated payrolls report for the month of July came with a lot of positives. The data helped the US dollar to recover from the strong losses that have been mounting. In a week that saw the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI’s both coming out weaker than expected, the July payrolls report was a welcome change. The US empl...

2017-08-08 John Benjamin Read more
US unemployment_0905

Brushing aside the disappointment of March, the US economy was seen adding 211,000 jobs in the month of April beating consensus estimates by a strong margin. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate in the United States fell to a 10-year low to 4.4% in April, down from 4.5% in March and sitting comfortably belo...

2017-05-09 John Benjamin Read more