January 14, 2014
From December 2012 to December 2013, the number of long-term unemployed (seasonally adjusted) declined by 894,000 to 3.9 million, or 37.7% of the unemployed. In December 2013, 2.4 million persons (not seasonally adjusted) were marginally attached to the labor force, little changed from a year earlier.read full article »
January 13, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in December (+74,000). In 2013, job growth averaged 182,000 per month, about the same as in 2012, when job growth averaged 183,000 per month.
January 10, 2014
BLS projects that total employment in the United States will reach 161.0 million in 2022, up 15.6 million from the 2012 level of 145.4 million. The 2012 employment level was 3.1 million higher than the 2002 level of 142.3 million; although the recent recession ended in 2009, total employment did not start to grow until 2011.
January 09, 2014
Among the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., had the highest unemployment rate in November 2013, at 9.4 percent. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis., had the lowest rate among the large areas, at 4.0 percent.
January 08, 2014
From November 2012 to November 2013, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida (+8.1 percent), followed by Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+7.9 percent), and Port St. Lucie, Florida (+6.1 percent).
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