Initial Unemployment Claims

May 19, 2022 Initial unemployment claims for the week of May 14 rose 21 thousand to 218 thousand after having fallen 5 thousand in the previous week. The 4-week average for claims rose 21 thousand to 218 thousand.  The level has risen slightly in the past couple of...

Payroll Employment

May 6, 2022 Payroll employment rose by 428 thousand in April after climbing by an identical 428 thousand in March after climbing 714 thousand in February and 504 thousand in January. .In addition to hiring people, businesses can also alter the hours of existing...

Private Employment

May 6, 2022 Private sector employment rose by 406 thousand in April after climbing by 424 thousand in March after climbing 704 thousand in February and 492 thousand in January. .In addition to hiring people, businesses can also alter the hours of existing employees. ...

Unemployment Rate

May 6, 2022 The unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 3.6% after having fallen 0.2% in March.  The labor force fell by 363 thousand in  April. Employment declined by 353 thousand.  As a result, the number of unemployed workers fell by 311 thousand in April and...

Nonfarm Workweek

May 6, 2022 In any given month employers can boost output by either additional hiring workers or by lengthening the number of  hours that their employees work.  Payroll employment climbed by 428 thousand in April.  In addition to hiring people, businesses can also...