Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Decrease in 46 States

April 21, 2015

The March Regional Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is out and the big news is year-over-year changes in unemployment rates. 46 states and the District of Columbia experienced significant unemployment rate decreases from last year. While year-over-year unemployment rate decreases were substantial, month-over-month numbers were little changed. However, economic growth remains positive. From […]

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Tech Industry Booming Amid Disappointing Jobs Report

April 3, 2015

After economists’ predictions on job growth were shattered last month, this month brought a less than exciting report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The announcement of 126,000 new jobs added in March was much lower than expected. The unemployment rate was also a bit disappointing as it remained at 5.5%, unchanged from the […]

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Regional Jobs Report Shows Positive Growth In IT Sector

March 27, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the regional unemployment report for February and while month-over-month rates were little changed, year-over-year unemployment saw significant decreases. In fact, 46 states saw drops in unemployment from the year prior. Similar to January, half of our states had lower unemployment rates in February compared to the month prior. This month, we […]

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Significant Year-Over-Year Growth Highlighted in January Regional Jobs Report

March 17, 2015

The latest regional report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows about half of our states with lower unemployment rates compared to December’s numbers. In January, we saw 24 states with an unemployment rate decrease, 8 states and the District of Columbia with no change. While month-over-month regional and state unemployment rates were little changed, […]

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Promising News for U.S. Economy in February Jobs Report

March 6, 2015

Economists’ predictions were shattered after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the addition of 295,000 jobs in their February jobs report. That’s an additional 56,000 jobs added since January. The BLS revised January’s number of 257,000 jobs added to 239,000. The average monthly job gain is now calculated at 266,000 jobs.

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2015 Kicks Off with 257,000 New Jobs in January Employment Report

February 6, 2015

In the first Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2015, January saw the creation of 257,000 new jobs. Coming off of the best year for job creation since 1999, the unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7%. But that’s not necessarily bad news: Experts suggest the rate increased as a result […]

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