Hiring Rebounds

Hiring Rebounds

Key bit:    The U.S. created 196,000 new jobs last month after a swoon in February, an encouraging gain that hints growth in the economy is ready for a revival. Hiring increased in most major segments of the economy, most notably health care and white-collar firms....
February Jobs Numbers Disappoint

February Jobs Numbers Disappoint

The lede:   Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in February (+20,000), and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade...
Gaining Confidence?

Gaining Confidence?

Gallup Poll Highlights: 69% expect their financial situation to improve over the next year Optimism about finances over the next year is almost at a record-high level 50% say they are in better shape financially than a year ago The lede: The 69% saying they expect to...
Blowout Jobs Numbers

Blowout Jobs Numbers

Highlights from CNBC: Job growth in January shattered expectations, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 304,000, the Labor Department says. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected payrolls to rise by 170,000. There were revisions. December’s big initially...
Big Year For Manufacturing Jobs

Big Year For Manufacturing Jobs

The Headline:   The U.S. economy added 284,000 manufacturing jobs in 2018, according to the employment report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the largest increase in manufacturing jobs in the United States in 21 years. The last time the...