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Jobs Report

Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report

July 18, 2014

While there was little change for the month, the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed positive trends over the past year. As we previously indicated, the National Unemployment rate has declined 1.4 percentage points from June 2013. This can be attributed to the fact that 49 states and the District […]

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May Regional and State Jobs Report

June 20, 2014

While there were no major changes in May, a positive steadiness was displayed in the Regional and State Employment summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. In this installment of the jobs report, twenty states showed an employment rate decrease, sixteen had increases and 14 and the District of Columbia had […]

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Signs of Economic Momentum in May Jobs Report

June 6, 2014

With the addition of 217,000 new jobs in May, signs are pointing to a gain in economic momentum despite a slow start to the year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on Friday, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 in May, which is slightly more than the average monthly gain […]

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43 States Report Unemployment Rate Decreases for April 2014

May 16, 2014

Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the April unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since the economic crisis of 2008. This morning’s Regional and State report indicates that in April, forty-three states saw unemployment decreases, two reported unemployment increases, and five states and the District of Columbia saw no […]

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April Jobs Report Marks Lowest Unemployment Rate in 5 Years

May 2, 2014

The good news continues this month as the jobless rate is now 6.3% according to the April 2014 BLS Jobs Report. The April rate is the lowest it has been since October 2008 when it sat at 6.5%. Several significant factors attributed to the reduction in rate, with the largest being the 288,000 new jobs […]

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March 2014 Regional and State Employment Report

April 21, 2014

Despite the winter slowdown, March 2014 marked a key milestone in the Nation’s employment situation. From a regional and state perspective, the unemployment rates changed very little during the month. The March 2014 BLS Regional and State Unemployment report found that 21 states had unemployment rate decreases, 17 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and […]

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