Economic Archives

Forecasts All Agree: More Hiring Ahead

With the economy continuing to improve, more employers now say they plan to add headcount than said that last year or even as recently as six months ago. CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast says 49 percent of surveyed employers report they…

Jobs Rebounded in April as Unemployment Drops

Hiring rebounded last month as employers added 223,000 new workers to U.S. payrolls, providing relief for worries of a jobs slowdown. The increase was well within the range economists were expecting in advance of this morning’s release of the Labor…

Economists Wonder: Is Job Growth Slowing?

Is job growth slowing? Economists are asking that question after ADP’s monthly National Employment Report this morning said that 189,000 private sector jobs were created in March, the smallest increase since January 2014. “There are some good reasons to think…

Jobs, Wages Up More Than Expected in January

Taking a breather from the torrid pace of hiring in November and December, which added three-quarters of a million jobs to the economy, employers created 257,000 new jobs in January, exceeding economists’ predictions the number would be closer to 230,000….

Energy Industry Slowdown Dampens January Hiring

After adding a hefty 253,000 jobs in December, private employers slowed their hiring in the first month of the year, adding an estimated 213,000 jobs in January. The National Employment Report from HR services company ADP and its partner Moody’s Analytics…