Tag Archive for ‘unemployment rate’

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 ›

250,000 Jobs Added in October

In the tenth month of 2018, total employment increased by 250,000 and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%, suggesting a very strong job market. Residential construction employment increased by 16,600 in October and has risen by 143,500 over the last 12 months. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000, following the increase of 118,000 jobs in September, according to… Read More ›

Unemployment Falls to 3.7% in September

The labor market continues to be very strong as total employment increased by 134,000 and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.7% in September. Residential construction employment increased by 4,400 and has risen by 139,600 over the last 12 months. In September, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 134,000, following the increase of 270,000 jobs in August,… Read More ›

Stronger Growth for Residential Construction Employment in August

In August, jobs increased by 201,000 and the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. Employment in residential construction continued to trend up. Over the month of August, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 201,000, after the increase of 147,000 jobs in July, according to the Employment Situation reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The July increase was revised down from… Read More ›

The Unemployment Rate Drops in July

According to the Employment Situation reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in July, jobs increased by 170,000 and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9%. The labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 62.9%. The release also indicates that the number of construction jobs rose by 19,000 in July, after the 13,000 increase in June. Residential construction employment… Read More ›