Tag Archives: Employment

U.S. Employers Lift Payrolls, Maintain Solid Pace of Job Creation

August 4, 2014 Hiring maintained momentum in July, with U.S. employers displaying a considerable measure of resilience amid a challenging and shifting global scene. Last month’s continuation of the strong hiring trends recorded in the preceding quarter occurred amid higher risk stemming from tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, and weakening global equity markets. […]

Employers Pick Up Pace in June; Elevated Job Creation Points to Robust Growth in 2Q

July 7, 2014 Robust job creation in June exceeded expectations and effectively extinguished concerns that the negative reading in first-quarter gross domestic product was more than an aberration. The increase in U.S. private sector and government payrolls in June, combined with favorable trends in business investment, and manufacturing and service sector activity, signal that economic […]

Job Market Surpasses Previous Peak; Economy Shifts to Sustainable Growth

June 10, 2014 Supported by positive manufacturing and service-sector activity, the U.S. economy has settled into a steady pace of economic growth with strengthened hiring trends. Total employment has passed its pre-recession peak, adding back the 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession. This will be regarded as a positive sign by the Federal Reserve, which […]

Hiring Hits Breakout Pace in April as Total Employment Flirts with Pre-Recession Peak

May 6, 2014 Job creation accelerated in April, with private-sector industries and government agencies combining to lift payroll gains to their highest monthly level in more than two years. The aggressive pace of hiring signals that economic expansion could accelerate despite the weak initial first quarter GDP reading. The improvement in the labor market also […]

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