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July 2019 Job Numbers

Unemployment rate: 3.7% Source: Jeff Cox, CNBC Bureau of Labor Statistics   The unemployment rate in July remained unchanged at 3.7%. Payrolls rose to 164,000 during the month, which is keeping with analysts’ predictions of 165,000. The size of the labor force also jumped sharply as 370,000 new workers entered the labor force, which brought …

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May 2019 Job Numbers

Unemployment rate: 3.6% Source: Jeff Cox, CNBC   Job creation slowed significantly in May. The economy only added 75,000 jobs last month, compared to 263,000 jobs the previous month. Analysts had expected the economy to add 180,000 jobs in May. “We had expected a slowdown after several years of job gains holding around 200,000, but …

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March 2019 Job Numbers

Source: Peter Eavis, New York Times   March 2019 Jobs Report   Unemployment rate: 3.8%   The economy added 196,000 jobs in March 2019, which is a big increase compared to February’s disappointing report of only 20,000 jobs added versus the previous month. Even better, employers appear to finally be offering wages increases after years …

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February 2019 Manufacturing Report

In a report released today, the Federal Reserve announced a rise in industrial production in February 2019. Industrial production rose by 0.1 percent last month. However, manufacturing production fell by 0.4 percent – its second month of decline. February’s drop in manufacturing production, along with a disappointing jobs report, added to analysts’ concerns of an …

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February 2019 Job Numbers

February 2019 Job Numbers   Unemployment rate: 3.8%   The economy added 20,000 jobs in February 2019. This number fell far short of economists’ forecasts, which predicted that the economy would add 180,00 jobs last month. Unemployment edged downward to 3.8% (versus 4.0% the previous month). The country lost 31,000 construction jobs as construction employment …

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