Jobs Archive

Latest Employment Report: February 2015

The U.S. economy added 3.3 million net new jobs in the past 12 months to February.  One has to go back to the late 1990s when the job growth rate was this strong.  More jobs will enlarge the pool...

The Job Mobility Rate

One of the better indicators about the strength of the job market is the quit rate.  How many workers are quitting their jobs?  A rational person would only quit if they had a new job lined up or if...

Jobs Impact of Existing Home Sale

The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that one job is generated or supported for every two home sales. This estimate is based on a comparison of the economic impact of an existing home sale to various measures of income....

The Latest Employment Numbers

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed the surprise of only 142,000 jobs added to the economy in August, ending the six-month streak of net job growth above 200,000.  Mixed revisions to June and July data subtracted...

Unemployment Insurance Claims Average 302,000 in August 2014

Two pieces of job-related data released today for the month of August indicate that the job market continues to improve solidly: the normal level of unemployment insurance claims and solid creation in payroll jobs. First, initial claims for unemployment...