Category Archives: The Economy

Job Growth in May 2018 posts a 223,000 Net Job Gain, Up 1.61 Percent Versus a Year Ago, Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent – Lowest in 18 Years

Jobs are everything.  Period.  Good news is that things are looking up. The U.S. added 223,000 net new jobs (preliminary) in May 2018, the best May gain since 2015.  The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, a level last seen in April 2000 and matches a 50-year low.  In the latest 12-months, the U.S. added …Read more

State Job Growth Rates — 12-Months Ending April 2018

Jobs are everything to the economy – period. The following table shows the percent change in jobs for each state and the District of Columbia for the 12-months ending April 2018.  The analysis is based on seasonally adjusted data as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Only two states continued to post a loss …Read more