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September 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.2%

October 22, 2013

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September 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.2% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in construction, wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate, […]

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US economy adds 162K jobs, jobless rate 7.4%

August 2, 2013

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US economy adds 162K jobs, jobless rate 7.4% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade. Household […]

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U.S. June 2013 jobless rate 7.6%- African American unemployment increased to 13.7%, white unemployment at lowest level since December 2008

July 5, 2013

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US economy adds 195K jobs, jobless rate 7.6% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial […]

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U.S. unemployment for May 2013 ticked up to 7.6%. African American male unemployment increased to 13.5%

June 8, 2013

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U.S. unemployment for May 2013 ticked up to 7.6%. African American male unemployment increased to 13.5% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and business services, food […]

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US unemployment lowest in 4 years at 7.6% for March 2013 with only 88,000 jobs: – White 6.7%, African American 13.3%

April 5, 2013

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US March 2013 unemployment the lowest in 4 years at 7.6% -White 6.7%, African American 13.3% Job participation rate 63.3% is the lowest since May 1979 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Nonfarm payroll employment edged up in March (+88,000), and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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US Unemployment rate lowest in 4 years at 7.7%- White rate lowered to 6.8%, African American remained 13.8%

March 8, 2013

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US Unemployment rate lowest in 4 years at 7.7%- White rate lowered to 6.8%, African American remained 13.8%   Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, construction, and health […]

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January 2013’s unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent- Dow climbs above 14,000 for first time since Great Recession

February 1, 2013

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January 2013’s unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  reported today. Retail trade, construction, health care, and wholesale trade added jobs over the month. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little […]

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December 2012 U.S. Unemployment: At 6.2 percent white male is only decline- African American male rises to 14 percent

January 4, 2013

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December 2012’s unemployment rate is 7.8 percent -December’s 2008 rate was 7.2 percent   The number of unemployed persons, at 12.2 million, was little changed in December. The unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent and has been at or near that level since September.   Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women (7.3 percent) and […]

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November 2012’s unemployment rate of 7.7 percent is lowest since December’s 2008 rate of 7.2 percent

December 7, 2012

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November 2012’s unemployment rate of 7.7 percent is lowest since December’s 2008 rate of 7.2 percent   In November 2008 the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent. By January 2009 the  unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent and 8.1 percent by February 2009. Unemployment would peaked in October 2009 with an unemployment rate of 10.2%.     […]

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African American unemployment increases to 14.3% in October 2012 while white unemployment remains the same at 7.0%

November 2, 2012

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African American unemployment increases to 14.3% in October 2012 while white unemployment remains the same at 7.0% Both the unemployment rate (7.9 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (12.3 million) were essentially unchanged in October, following declines in September. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for blacks increased to 14.3 percent in […]

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