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Friday, July 05, 2024

Employment Situation Report for June 2024

The Employment Situation Report for June 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:


Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +206,000
Previous Month (Revised): 218,000
One Year Previous: 240,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 4.1%
Previous Month: 4.0%
12 Months Previous: 3.6%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.4%
Previous Month: 7.4%
12 Months Previous: 6.9%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.287% (+$0.10)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.1%
Actual: +3.86% (+$1.30)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.
287% (+$3.43)

Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.56% (+$41.22)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.6%
Previous Month: 62.5%
12 Months Previous: 62.6%

Average Workweek: 34.3 hours
Previous Month: 34.3 hours
One Year Previous: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate - June 2004 THRU June 2024
 CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate
June 2004 THRU June 2024
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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of June 29, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on June 29, 2024:

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Predicted: 235,000

  • Actual: 238,000
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The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 234,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 238,500

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Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for May 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for May 2024 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 8,000,000
  • Actual:   8,140,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 7,919,000

  • One Year Previous: 9,311,000

  • Change from one year previous: -12.58% (-1,171,000)


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HIRES: 5,756,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -6.73% (-415,000)

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QUITS: 3,459,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -13.72% (-550,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,654,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +8.03% (+123,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,422,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -7.25% (-424,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."

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CHART: Number of Jobless People per Job Opening - MAY 2024 UPDATE
CHART: Number of Jobless People
per Job Opening
MAY 2024 UPDATE

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Employment Situation Report for May 2024

The Employment Situation Report for May 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +272,000
Previous Month (Revised): 165,000
One Year Previous: 303,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 4.0%
Previous Month: 3.9%
12 Months Previous: 3.7%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.4%
Previous Month: 7.4%
12 Months Previous: 6.8%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.403% (+$0.14)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.1%
Actual: +4.08% (+$1.37)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +
0.402% (+$4.80)

Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.78% (+$43.63)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.5%
Previous Month: 62.7%
12 Months Previous: 62.6%

Average Workweek: 34.3 hours
Previous Month: 34.3 hours
One Year Previous: 34.4 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate May 2004 THRU May 2024
CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate
May 2004 THRU May 2024

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Friday, June 07, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of June 1, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on June 1, 2024:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 229,000
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The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 221,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 222,250

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of May 25, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on May 25, 2024:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 219,000
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The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 216,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 222,500

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Friday, May 10, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of May 4, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on May 4, 2024:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 231,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 209,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 215,000

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Friday, May 03, 2024

Employment Situation Report for April 2024

Employment Situation Report for April 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +175,000
Previous Month (Revised): 315,000
One Year Previous: 278,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.9%
Previous Month: 3.8%
12 Months Previous: 3.4%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.4%
Previous Month: 7.3%
12 Months Previous: 6.6%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.202% (+$0.07)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.1%
Actual: +3.92% (+$1.31)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: -0.09% (-$1.06)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.92% (+$44.94)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.7%
Previous Month: 62.7%
12 Months Previous: 62.6%

Average Workweek: 34.3 hours
Previous Month: 34.4 hours
One Year Previous: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate April 2004 THRU April 2024

CHART: Civilian Unemployment Rate
April 2004 THRU April 2024

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for March 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for March 2024 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 8,500,000
  • Actual:   8,488,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 8,813,000

  • One Year Previous: 9,623,000

  • Change from one year previous: -11.79% (-1,135,000)


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HIRES: 5,500,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -7.64% (-455,000)

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QUITS: 3,329,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -12.6% (-480,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,526,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: -16.38% (-299,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,200,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -12.12% (-717,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."

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CHART: Number of Jobless People per Job Opening - MARCH 2024 UPDATE
CHART: Number of Jobless People
per Job Opening
MARCH 2024 UPDATE

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Friday, April 26, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of April 20, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on 
April 20, 2024:

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Predicted: 210,000

  • Actual: 207,000
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The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (unrevised): 212,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 213,250

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Friday, April 05, 2024

Employment Situation Report for March 2024

Employment Situation Report for March 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +303,000
Previous Month (Revised): 270,000
One Year Previous: 146,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.8%
Previous Month: 3.9%
12 Months Previous: 3.5%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.3%
Previous Month: 7.3%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.35% (+$0.12)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.1%
Actual: +4.14% (+$1.38)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.64% (+$7.59)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +4.14% (+$47.48)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.7%
Previous Month: 62.5%
12 Months Previous: 62.6%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.4 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Persons Not In The Labor Force Who Want A Job, Seasonally Adjusted - March 2004 thru March 2024

CHART: Persons NOT In The Labor Force
Who Want A Job, Seasonally Adjusted
March 2004 thru March 2024

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Friday, March 22, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of March 16, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on March 16, 2024:

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Predicted: 210,000

  • Actual: 210,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 212,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 211,250

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Saturday, March 09, 2024

Employment Situation Report for February 2024

Employment Situation Report for February 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +275,000
Previous Month (Revised): 229,000
One Year Previous: 287,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.9%
Previous Month: 3.7%
12 Months Previous: 3.6%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.3%
Previous Month: 7.2%
12 Months Previous: 6.8%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.145% (+$0.05)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change) 
Predicted: +4.3%
Actual: +4.28% (+$1.42)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: +0.44% (+$5.17)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +3.68% (+$42.07)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.5%
Previous Month: 62.5%
12 Months Previous: 62.5%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.3 hours
Actual: 34.3 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Month-to-Month Change In Nonfarm Payroll Employment - February 2022 thru February 2024

CHART: Month-to-Month Change
In Nonfarm Payroll Employment
February 2022 thru February 2024

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for January 2024

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for January 2024 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 8,800,000
  • Actual:   8,863,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 8,889,000

  • One Year Previous: 10,425,000

  • Change from one year previous: -15.0% (-1,562,000)


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HIRES: 5,687,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -10.78% (-687,000)

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QUITS: 3,385,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -12.8% (-497,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,572,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: -15.85% (-296,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,341,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -11.23% (-676,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Number of Jobless People per Job Opening - JANUARY 2024 UPDATE
CHART: Number of Jobless People
per Job Opening
JANUARY 2024 UPDATE

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Friday, February 23, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 17, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on February 17, 2024:

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Predicted: 215,000

  • Actual: 201,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 213,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 215,250

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Thursday, February 08, 2024

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of February 3, 2024

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on February 3, 2024:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 218,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 227,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 212,250

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Saturday, February 03, 2024

Employment Situation Report for January 2024

Employment Situation Report for January 2024 was released by The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning:

Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)
Actual: +353,000
Previous Month (Revised): 333,000
One Year Previous: 482,000

U-3 Unemployment Rate (Headline)
Actual: 3.7%
Previous Month: 3.7%
12 Months Previous: 3.4%

U-6 Unemployment Rate*
Actual: 7.2%
Previous Month: 7.1%
12 Months Previous: 6.7%

Average Hourly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Predicted: +0.4%
Actual: +0.553% (+$0.19)

Average Hourly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Predicted: +4.3%
Actual: +4.48% (+$1.48)

Average Weekly Earnings (month-to-month change)
Actual: -0.03% (-$0.39)


Average Weekly Earnings (year-on-year change)
Actual: +2.97% (+$33.94)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.5%
Previous Month: 62.5%
12 Months Previous: 62.4%

Average Workweek
Predicted: 34.4 hours
Actual: 34.1 hours

Economist, academics, central bankers and investors pay very close attention to the monthly Employment Situation report as it offers penetrating insight as to the current and near-future state of the overall U.S. economy. If a) Americans are earning more money and b) the economy is creating new jobs, this typically translates to more money being pumped into the economy (and vice versa.)

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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CHART: Unemployment Rate - January 2024 UPDATE

CHART: Unemployment Rate
 January 2024 UPDATE

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 * =  The U-6 Unemployment Rate is defined as:

"Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force."

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Friday, November 17, 2023

New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of November 11, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on November 11, 2023:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 231,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 218,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 220,250

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for September 2023

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS*) for September 2023 was released by the Labor Department this morning:

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Job Openings

Predicted: 9,400,000
  • Actual:    9,553,000
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  • Previous Month (revised): 9,497,000

  • One Year Previous: 10,854,000

  • Change from one year previous: -11.99% (-1,301,000)


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HIRES: 5,871,000

HIRES vs. 12 Months Previous: -5.7% (-355,000)

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QUITS: 3,661,000

QUITS vs. 12 Months Previous: -9.94% (-404,000)


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LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES: 1,517,000 

LAYOFFS + DISCHARGES vs. 12 Months Previous: +5.64% (+81,000)

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TOTAL SEPARATIONS §: 5,530,000

TOTAL SEPARATIONS vs. 12 Months Previous: -4.82% (-280,000)

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§ = Here's How The Labor Department Defines Total Separations:


"Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm."


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CHART: Job Openings Rate - September 2023 UPDATE
CHART: Job Openings Rate
 September 2023 UPDATE

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New Unemployment Insurance Claims for The Week of November 4, 2023

Jobless Claims
Jobless Claims


Earlier today, the Labor Department released its weekly report on New Jobless Insurance Claims for the week that ended on November 4, 2023:

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Predicted: 220,000

  • Actual: 217,000
====================

The yellow-highlighted figure represents the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the entire United States. The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

  • Previous Week (revised): 220,000
  • 4-Week Moving Average: 212,250

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