Tag Archives: Employment

Hiring Escalates Amid Heightened Corporate Confidence; Job Openings Surpass 2007 Peak

February 18, 2015 The number of job openings in the U.S. recently surpassed its pre-recession peak and reached a 14-year high as employers accelerated hiring, culminating in a robust month of job creation in January. Momentum has been broad as corporate caution has finally relaxed and companies have started to funnel profits back to work […]

Hiring Sets Aggressive Pace in November; On Track for Best Performance Since 1999

December 5, 2014 U.S. employers were in a festive mood in November as the holiday season approached, hiring the most workers in any month in nearly three years. Job creation was deep and broadly distributed, benefiting nearly every sector. Although the unemployment rate remained unchanged, other indicators point to tightened labor market slack. This will […]

October Payrolls Surpass 200,000 for Ninth Month; Tepid Wage Growth Keeps Lid on Inflation

November 11, 2014 Employers stared down pre-election anxiety and tensions in the Middle East to significantly expand payrolls in October. Following last month’s hiring, total employment exceeds the pre-recession peak by 1.3 million jobs. With the U.S. economy gathering momentum and the Federal Reserve recently ending its stimulus campaign, the focus will increasingly shift to the timing […]

Hiring Bounces Back in September, Supports Broad-Based CRE Momentum

October 9, 2014 Reinforcing the broadening economic momentum, U.S. employers added workers at a brisk pace in September, alleviating disappointment in August’s lackluster hiring report. The steady job gains stand in stark contrast to last year when the looming government shutdown restrained employer additions. Since last year’s shutdown, however, uncertainty has eased dramatically. The establishment […]

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