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Job Gains Slowed in August

In August, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 130,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 2,300 in August, after an increase of 4,900 jobs in July. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.5 million in August. According to the Employment Situation Summary for August, released by the Bureau of… Read More ›

Job Growth Slowed in July

In July, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000, while the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 7,400 in July, after an increase of 5,000 jobs in June. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment was about 7.5 million in July. According to the Employment Situation Summary for July, released by the Bureau of… Read More ›

Job Growth Rebounded Sharply in June

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, while the unemployment rate edged up to 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 6,000 in June, after an increase of 3,800 jobs in May. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment reached to 7.5 million, by adding 21,000 jobs in June. According to the Employment Situation Summary for June,… Read More ›

Job Growth Softened in May

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 75,000 in May, while the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%. Residential construction employment increased by 5,200 in May, after a decline of 1,600 jobs in April. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) gained 4,000 jobs in May. According to the Employment Situation Summary for May, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More ›

263,000 Jobs Added in April

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.6%. Residential construction employment increased by 600 in April, after the increase of 11,200 jobs in March. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) gained 33,000 jobs in April. According to the Employment Situation Summary for April, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More ›

Monthly Employment Growth Improved in March

Total payroll employment increased by 196,000 in March, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8%. Residential construction employment increased by 12,200 in March, after the decline of 8,100 jobs in February. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) gained 16,000 jobs in March. According to the Employment Situation Summary for March, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More ›

Job Growth Weakened in February

After a strong gain, monthly growth in payroll employment slowed sharply in February. Total payroll employment increased by 20,000 in February, while the unemployment rate decreased to 3.8%. Residential construction employment decreased by 10,900 in February, after the 22,500 increase in January and the decline of 900 jobs in December 2018 due to the downwardly revised December data. The total… Read More ›

Strong Job Growth Continues in January

The U.S. economy entered 2019 with a strong gain in payroll employment. Total employment increased by 304,000 in January, while the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0%, reflecting the impact of the partial government shutdown. Residential construction employment increased by 23,900 at the beginning of 2019, the largest gain since February 2018. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential)… Read More ›

Job Growth Surged in December

At the end of 2018, job growth surged. Total employment increased by 312,000 in December and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9%; however, this increase was good news because it was generated by growth in the labor force. Residential construction employment increased by 1,700 in December. The total construction industry (residential and nonresidential) added 280,000 jobs in 2018, more than… Read More ›

Job Market Slowed in November

After a big job gain last month, hiring slowed in November. Total employment increased by 155,000 and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 7,900 in November. The industry has added 205,000 jobs since 2017. According to the Employment Situation for November released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose… Read More ›