Payroll Employment

May 7, 2021 Payroll employment rose just 266 thousand in April which was far less than the expected increase of 950 thousand.  That compared to an increase of 770 thousand in March. In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the hours of existing...

Private Employment

M May 7, 2021 Private sector  employment rose just 218 thousand in April which was far less than the expected increase of 950 thousand.  That compared to an increase of 708 thousand in March. In addition to hiring people, businesses can also lengthen the hours of...

Unemployment Rate

May 7 2021 The unemployment rate rose 0.1% in April to 6.1% after having fallen 0.2% in March.  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

May 7 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 a mere 266 thousand in April was far less than the increase of 950 thousand that was...