Initial Unemployment Claims

July 22, 2021 Initial unemployment claims for the week of July 17 rose 51 thousand to 419 thousand after having fallen 18 thousand  in the previous week.  The July 10 level of 368 thousand was the lowest level of claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256 thousand. ...

Payroll Employment

July 2, 2021 Payroll employment jumped by 850 thousand in June after having risen 583 thousand in May.. In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the hours of existing employees.  The nonfarm workweek fell 0.1 hour in June to 34.7 hours after having...

Private Employment

July 2, 2021 Private employment jumped by 662 thousand in June after having risen 516 thousand in May.. In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the hours of existing employees.  The nonfarm workweek fell 0.1 hour in June to 34.7 hours after having...

Unemployment Rate

July 2, 2021 The unemployment rate rose 0.1% in June to 5.9% after having declined 0.3 in May.  After having jumped 10.3 percentage points in April from 4.4% to 14.7% the unemployment rat has been steadily declining but it now appears that employers are having...

Nonfarm Workweek

July 2, 2021 In any given month employers can boost output by either additional hiring or by lengthening the number of  hours that their employees work.  Payroll employment rose by 850 thousand in June.  In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the...