According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 10.7 million unemployed persons in the U.S. in December, as total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 140,000 and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7%.
The U.S. Labor Department reported employers’ payrolls nationwide grew by 223,000 people in April, while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate since May 2008.
The Labor Department said U.S. businesses added 209,000 jobs in July, bringing the total to 9.9 million since February 2010. The unemployment rate of 6.2%, slightly up from June, was largely due to an increase in labor force participation.
The Labor Department said U.S. employment rose by 74,000, and the unemployment rate declined from 7.0% to 6.7% in. Employment rose in retail trade and wholesale trade but was down in information.
The Labor Department said U.S. employment increased by 175,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.6%.
Freddie Mac said we should expect the healthiest spring home-buying season since 2007. Freddie notes that continued low mortgage rates, increasing prices and gradually improving consume confidence will help support increased home sales.
The Labor Department said U.S. employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9%. Retail trade, construction, healthcare and wholesale trade added jobs over the month.