Labor Productivity increased 0.2 percent when comparing 2014 first quarter and 2015 first quarter. Hours worked by all persons in the labor market increased 0.3 percent in 2015Q1 vis-à-vis 2014Q1. Compensation per […]
“Discouraged Workers” are coming back into the labor market.
Data on employment levels for April and May 2015 look favorable. Both months have shown increments above 200,000 jobs. However, the unemployment rate stubbornly hovers around 5.4%. In spite of U.S.’ GDP […]
Did the housing market affect negatively economic growth in 2015Q1?
Recent news on GDP 2015Q1 have many economists wondering about the possible domestic causes for such a negative growth (-.7%). The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) did not hesitate in pointing […]
Protected: U.S. GDP decreased -0.7% due to both weak U.S. exports, and drop in private investment.
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Despite GDP estimates, U.S. industries experienced growth on level of employment in April to April comparison.
Despite news showing negative growth in Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter 2015, most of the U.S. industries experienced growth on level of employment in April 2014 to April 2015 comparison. […]
Utah ranks on top in job creation for April 2015.
Perhaps the state that showed the best performance in level of employment was Utah. Industries seem to be booming there, where 52K jobs positions were added. Construction registered an increase of 7.7%, […]
Unemployment rate is still at 5.4%: BLS.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released on April 27th 2015 its preliminary data on unemployment. On the national level the unemployment rate is still at 5.4%. By regions, the Midwest had […]
Foreign-born workers made up 16% of the US total labor force in 2014.
As the Federal Government awaits for the final judicial ruling on the Executive Actions taken by President Obama in favor of immigrants last Fall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today its […]
Who is holding back the housing market?
Housing market slowed down by 3.3% in United States during the month of April 2015, the National Association of Realtors reported on May 21st 2015. Lowest levels of sales by price were […]
Professional Businesses and Transportation pulled up job creation in U.S. for January 2015: ADP.
Professional Businesses and Trade, Utilities and Transportation pulled up job creation in United States for January 2015. Employment level started 2015 with an increase of roughly 213,000 jobs compared to December 2014, […]