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Economy Added 321,000 Jobs in November

The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November. This was the biggest monthly job increase in three years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.8%. Read more... December 5, 2014

Seattle to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

Seattle's city council has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. This will be the highest minimum wage in the nation. The state of Washington is currently the state that also has the highest minimum wage at $9.32/hour. Read more... June 4, 2014

Vermont Raises Minimum Wage to $10.50

Vermont has raised the minimum wage to $10.50. It was previously $8.73. CNN/Money reports that the minimum wage in the state will be increased in phases through 2018. Read more... May 13, 2014




U.S. Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in May, 2014

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in May, 2014 according to the new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This was the biggest monthly job gain since January 2012. The unemployment rate fell 0.4% to 6.3%. Read more... May 2, 2014

Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs in March

The U.S. Bureau of Labor has released the jobs report for March. The economy added 192,000 nonfarm jobs in March, which is a little above the average for the past twelve months. 183,000 per month have been added on average over the past 12 months. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%. The BLS says 10.5 million remain unemployed. Read more... April 4, 2014

U.S. Economy Adds Just 113,000 Jobs in January

The U.S. economy added only 113,000 jobs in January according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This suggests the dismal December job report was part of trend and not an anomaly caused by snowstorms. Read more... February 8, 2014

U.S. Economy Adds Just 74,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. economy added just 74,000 jobs in December. This was the weakest report in 3 years. This was much less than the 241,000 jobs the economy gained in November and also lower than the 200,000 jobs gain in October. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7%. Read more... January 10, 2014

Economy Added 169,000 New Jobs in August 2013

The economy added 169,000 jobs in August, which is slightly less than the average gain of 184,000 jobs over the past twelve months. The unemployment rate is 7.3%, which is down from 8.1 percent one year ago. Teenagers are still the largest unemployed demographic at 22.7%. Read more... September 26, 2013

Economy Adds 162,000 New Jobs in July

The economy added 162,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says employment rose in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade. The unemployment rate is still the highest for teenagers by far at 23.7%. Read more... August 2, 2013

Economy Adds 195,000 Jobs in June

The employment situation looks slightly improved with the June 2013 number. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 195,000 jobs were added in June. The biggest job increases were in leisure and hospitality. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent. The number of long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 4.3 million. Read more... July 5, 2013


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