January Jobs Report: Tech Industry Starts Strong

February 5, 2016

Last month, for the first time since February 2008, the unemployment rate fell below 5%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment report for January showed an unemployment rate of 4.9% and a jobs creation total of 151,000. While the unemployment rate hitting an eight-year low is certainly noteworthy, the drop off in the total number […]

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December Regional Jobs Report: IT Industry Continues to Impress

January 26, 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their Regional Jobs Report for December earlier this morning andĀ regional and state unemployment rates were little changed from November. However, 42 states and the District of Columbia saw their unemployment rate decrease year-over-year, which bodes well as we get into the full swing of 2016. On another positive note, […]

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December Jobs Report: 2015 Ends on a High Note

January 8, 2016

Last month’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics signaled the coming of the first interest rate hike in 9 years from the Federal Reserve. While the December jobs report is decidedly less noteworthy in that regard, it stills shows that employers ended the last quarter of 2015 on a very high note. Revisions show […]

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November Jobs Report Reveals Possible Interest Rate Hike

December 4, 2015

All eyes were on The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning ahead of the release of their November jobs report. Industry insiders said a job growth number of close to 200,000 would signal the Fed to move forward with their first interest rate hike in nine years. November exceeded those predictions after adding nearly 211,000 […]

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October Jobs Report Shows Cause for Optimism

November 6, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their jobs report for the month of October earlier this morning, and while the overall unemployment rate (5.0%) and the number of unemployed persons (7.9 million) remained essentially unchanged from September, companies added jobs at the fastest rate of 2015. The U.S. added 271,000 jobs last month, creating optimism […]

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42 States See IT Hiring Boost In September Regional Jobs Report

October 20, 2015

Members of the IT industry should be pleased with this morning’s BLS Regional Jobs Report for September. Since August, 22 states have seen increases in the number of tech jobs and since September of last year, 42 states have seen employment increases in the tech sector. While the national unemployment rate remained unchanged from AugustĀ (5.1%), […]

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