Labor Market

Nearly 500,000 New Jobs Added This Year

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed…

Talent by the Numbers

A new feature: some recent stats, facts, data, and figures in the talent-acquisition field, the job market, and the economy. If you have any good ones, let me know for next time. 300 … millions of dollars the U.S. Army will…

Private Sector Adds 246,000 Jobs In January

Private sector hiring surged in January, with employers adding 246,000 new jobs, significantly above the 170,000 economists were predicting. It’s the strongest start to a new year in more than a decade and hints that the government’s more complete employment…

Jobs Up By 161,000 In October As Wages Also Grow

Wages were the October economic surprise as a government report this morning said average annual hourly pay increased to 2.8 percent during the month, while employers added 161,000 workers to their payrolls and unemployment dipped to 4.9 percent. Both job…

Private Sector Jobs Grow By 147,000 In October

ADP said private employers added 147,000 new workers to the payrolls last month, the smallest private sector jobs increase reported by the payroll processing and HR services company since April. Economists were expecting the ADP National Employment Report would show…