Tag Archives: Job Growth

State Job Growth October 2019

All but two of the 50-states and the District of Columbia posted a net increase in the total number of jobs in the 12-months ending October 2019, with North Dakota flat and Michigan down 2,200 (for a decline of 0.05 percent in the total number of jobs compared a year ago).  The following table shows …Read more

U.S. Employment Performance August 2019

The U.S. added 130,000 net new jobs in August 2019 on a seasonally adjusted basis (preliminary) averaging 172,800 new jobs monthly in the prior 12-months and 158,000 per month year-to-date.   The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent – hovering near a five-decade low. Total U.S. employment is shown in the graph. The unemployment rate …Read more

State Employment Performance — July 2019

Jobs are everything to an economy.  Period. The following table shows the percentage change in jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  These represent all total, non-farm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.  Just one state reported …Read more

U.S. Employment Performance July 2019

The economy added 164,000 net new jobs in July 2019 (preliminary) short of the expectation of 171,000 new jobs by economists polled by MarketWatch.   Job growth was at 1.51 percent compared to the 40-year compound annual growth rate of 1.43.  The unemployment rate was unchanged from June at 3.7 percent. The following graph shows the …Read more