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As a footnote to Friday’s labor report, Simply Hired, a technology company that operates a job search engine, echoed the job growth with their own set of statistics. Last month openings on their site were up 6.2 percent month over month and 40.9 percent year-over-year.
To drill down even more for media folks, their representative informed us there are 25,036 job openings in media. This is up by six percent from March and almost 30 percent year-over-year.
As for the cities with the most available jobs, that would be New York City (2,745 jobs), Los Angeles (1,479 jobs), and Chicago (1,150). The numbers represent the media industry as a whole and unfortunately, don’t specify the medium within media itself. Read more
It’s that time of month again! The ADP National Employment Report results are in and they look rather decent.
Here’s the recap: From February to March on a seasonally adjusted basis, private-sector employment increased by 158,000 jobs.
How does that compare you ask to say, January to February? The last number was revised to reflect the number of 237,000. Read more
This just in — the job market is showing an uptick, albeit slow, to reveal economic growth is on the rise.
According to the Labor Department, employers added 157,000 last month and the unemployment rate is now 7.9 percent. Although economists had forecasted the rate would have remained steady at 7.8, it doesn’t seem the increase is too much to become worried about. Read more
Happy Friday one and all! At the end of a laborious week (kind of ironic since after all, it was Labor Day on Monday), the new numbers have been released.
According to the latest job report, American employers added 96,000 jobs last month which could be viewed as a weak stat. That said, unemployment dipped to 8.1 percent; in July the percentage was 8.3. However, it could be interpreted the number dropped because more people stalled their job searches.
Experts are saying tomorrow’s employment report reflecting the month of August will be better than anticipated.
As for guesses, the unemployment rate is anticipated to remain steady at 8.3 percent. This number reflects the percentage when we entered 2012. That said, weekly jobless claims apparently dropped by 12,000 so there appears to be an uptick in people re-entering the job market.
According to analysts, if the market has a job number of gains higher than 100,000, that would be a pretty good report.