US unemployment and employment data

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US workforce grows by just 199,000 in disappointing December
Economists had predicted a rise of 422,000 non-farming jobs as Omicron variant adds new complication to economic recovery

Edward Helmore in New York

07, Jan, 2022 @3:06 PM

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Black Americans continue to see higher jobless rate despite market recovery
Black Americans had 6.7% unemployment rate in November as economists unsurprised by disparity

Lauren Aratani

24, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of discovery of Omicron variant
Total is less than half the growth that economists expected while unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%

Dominic Rushe

03, Dec, 2021 @1:44 PM

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US adds 531,000 jobs in October as Biden hails ‘historically strong recovery’
President says ‘our economy is on the move’ as jobs growth outpaces 450,000 new positions analysts had predicted

Lauren Aratani

05, Nov, 2021 @3:19 PM

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What the US unemployment rate doesn’t tell you
The true measure of unemployment depends on who you ask

Rashida Kamal

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US adds 194,000 September jobs in another month of disappointing growth
Economists had expected about 500,000 new jobs, as Delta variant and tight labor market appear to be holding back hiring

Dominic Rushe

08, Oct, 2021 @1:09 PM

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US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads
Unemployment rate declines by 0.2 percentage points to 5.2% from 5.4% in July as employers cut back hiring plans

Edward Helmore

03, Sep, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Wall Street at record high after jobs report – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

02, Jul, 2021 @6:50 PM

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Post-vaccine rebound accelerates as US economy adds 850,000 jobs
Joe Biden hails ‘historic progress’ and credits stimulus package but number in or seeking work still 3m below pre-pandemic peak

Lauren Aratani in New York

02, Jul, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Stocks up, dollar down after May’s US jobs report – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

04, Jun, 2021 @4:43 PM

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US adds 559,000 jobs in May as fears of hiring slowdown fade
News comes one month after labor department announced US added just 266,000 jobs, far below the 1m gain expected for April

Dominic Rushe in New York

04, Jun, 2021 @12:33 PM

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US economy only added 266,000 April jobs; markets rally; UK construction surges despite soaring costs – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the recovery in the US labour market slows unexpectedly

Graeme Wearden

07, May, 2021 @5:42 PM

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