Tag Archives: Employment

Job Creation Tops June 2018 Consensus — 213,000 New Jobs Created, Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.0 Percent, Wages Tick Up 2.7 Percent

Jobs are everything.  Period.  Ongoing good news is that job growth continues to look up. The U.S. added 213,000 net new jobs (preliminary) in June 2018.  The unemployment rate edged up from 3.8 percent in May to 4.0 percent as 204,000 added reentrants came back to the job market.  Reentrants are people that previously worked …Read more

New Single Family Home Sales Jump 14.1 Percent Vs A Year Ago in May 2018, Median Price Down 3.3 Percent to $313,000

New single family residential (SFR) home sales of 689,000 on seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) were up 14.1 percent versus a year ago and 6.7 percent sequentially from April.   Other than the 712,000 SAAR rate posted in November 2017, this is the greatest level seen since October 2007.  Year-to-date new home sales are up 8.8 …Read more

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

State Employment Performance- March 2018

Jobs are everything to an economy.  Period. The following table shows the top-10 states’ job growth rates for the 12-months ending March 2018 using the 2018 revised data from the BLS (which tweaked numbers all the way back to 1990).  In addition to the one-year job growth rate, also included are the overall rankings for …Read more