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215,000 Jobs Added to the Economy in March

The Latest From the BLS Employment Report: 215, 000 Jobs Added in March March’s job report numbers typically come in close to 45,000 lower than economists’ predictions, but this morning’s report was a bit of a surprise. Just over 200k jobs were expected to be added in the last month, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 215,000 jobs were added. This could calm jittery investors and help reassure the Federal Reserve, which is currently weighing further interest rate hikes.

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242,000 Jobs Added to the Economy in February

The Latest Numbers From the BLS Employment Situation Report This morning’s Jobs Report is providing a bit more clarity to the state of the U.S. economy amid record low oil prices, a tempestuous stock market and fears about a second recession. Economists predictions were shattered with 242,000 new jobs added in February, more than the 172,000 (revised from 151,000) jobs added in January. Another big indicator that is quashing those second recession fears is the unemployment rate. While it remained at 4.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE JOBS REPORT: JANUARY 2016

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) January 2016 monthly jobs report. December was a good month for job seekers. According to the BLS jobs report, the U.S. economy added 292,000 jobs, and that figure beat economists’ expectation of 200,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent, according to the BLS’s January 8 report. However, the labor participation rate essentially remain unchanged at 62.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE JOBS REPORT: DECEMBER 2015

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) December 2015 monthly jobs report.   The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in November, beating Wall Street’s projection of 200,000 new jobs for the month, according to BLS. The unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5 percent. These figures make it more likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. The government also revised employment gains for October and September to show net gains of 35,000 new jobs.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: November 2015

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) November 2015 monthly jobs report. On November 6, BLS announced that the U.S. economy created 271,000 jobs for the month of October. That’s a robust increase over last month’s weaker-than-expected 142,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5 percent. The civilian labor force participation rate was also unchanged at 62.4 percent.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE JOBS REPORT: OCTOBER 2015

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) October 2015 monthly jobs report. On October 2nd, BLS announced that the U.S. economy created a weaker-than-expected 142,000 new jobs for the month of September. The government also revised last month’s jobs data to show that the economy created only 136,000 jobs, down from 173,000. Last month, the more optimistic (and outdated) 173,000 number had already fallen short of Wall Street’s expectations by 47,000 jobs.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: September 2015

In today’s business climate, accounting and finance job seekers relatively have more career opportunities than other professions. On Sept. 4, BLS announced that the U.S. economy created a weaker-than-expected 173,000 jobs for the month of August. “In August, financial activities employment increased by 19,000, with job gains in real estate (+8,000) and in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+5,000),” according to BLS. “Over the year, employment in financial activities has grown by 170,000.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: August 2015

July was another good month for accounting and finance job seekers. Macroeconomic trends and continued strong demand for skilled professionals are resulting in plenty of vacancies for job candidates. According to the latest government data, the U.S. economy created 215,000 new jobs in July, including sectors such as professional services and finance. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also revised jobs data for May and June to add 14,000 more jobs created than what was previously reported.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: July 2015

A REPORT ON THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS (BLS) EMPLOYMENT SITUATION SUMMARY BASED ON JUNE 2015 DATA. June was a relatively good month for job seekers, although there are signs that the economy still has much room for improvement. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), June added 223,000 jobs across all sectors. But that figure is less than the average monthly gain of 250,000 over the prior 12 months.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: June 2015

MAY ADDED 280,000 NEW JOBS, WHILE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASED SLIGHTLY TO 5.5 PERCENT, THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS REPORTED. The professional and business services sector continues to lead job growth and added 63,000 jobs last month. The sector has added total of 671,000 jobs over the year. Health care and leisure and hospitality also contributed to the economy’s job growth.

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