Tag Archive for ‘residential construction employment’

Modest Job Gains in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Employment Situation for April 2018. In April, job gains increased by 164,000 and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, the lowest rate since 2001. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in April, slightly faster than the increase of 135,000 jobs in March. The March increase was revised up from its original… Read More ›

New Home Building Employment Estimates by Congressional District

The new NAHB estimates show that the average congressional district has more than 8,800 residents working in residential construction but that number is often significantly higher. In Montana’s single Congressional district, close to 20,600 residents are in home building. The latest estimates of home building employment, including self-employed workers, by congressional district highlight the importance of home building to voting… Read More ›

Job Gains Slowed in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Employment Situation for March 2018. In March, job gains slowed and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 103,000 in March, slower than the 326,000 job growth in February. The February increase was revised from its original estimate of a 313,000 increase. Despite smaller monthly increase in… Read More ›

Solid Job Growth and Low Unemployment Rate in February

According to the Employment Situation for February 2018, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 313,000 in February and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1%. Monthly growth in payroll employment in February jumped over 300,000 for the first time since July 2016. The three-month average job growth was 242,000 a month currently…. Read More ›

Job Growth in January Was “Solid”

The U.S. economy entered the New Year with a strong gain in payroll employment and the lowest unemployment rate since 2001. According to the Employment Situation for January 2018 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 200,000 in January and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1% for the fourth consecutive month. Today’s… Read More ›

148,000 Jobs Added in December

According to the Employment Situation for December 2017 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1% for the third consecutive month. Employment growth has averaged 171,000 per month in 2017, compared with the average monthly growth of 187,000 over all of 2016. The… Read More ›

Solid Employment Gains in November

According to the Employment Situation for November 2017 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 228,000 in November and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1%. Employment growth has averaged 174,000 per month so far this year, compared with the average monthly growth of 187,000 over all of 2016. The unemployment rate was… Read More ›

Employment Growth Rebounds in October

According to the Employment Situation for October 2017 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 in October and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.1% in October, from 4.2% in September. Employment rebounded sharply in October after hurricane-related disruptions in September. Employment growth reinforced the Fed’s statement on Wednesday that “the labor market… Read More ›

Hurricanes Impact Job Numbers in September

According to the Employment Situation for September 2017, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 33,000 in September. According to the BLS, “A sharp employment decline in food services and drinking places and below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.” Employment growth has averaged 148,000… Read More ›