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HFF Analysis of the February 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, March 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from February 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth accelerated in February as non-farm payrolls rose by a higher-than-expected 235,000. January figures were revised upwards to 238,000. Wages ticked up to 2.8 percent. Private sector employment (ADP) surged by 298,000 for the month, with good producers adding 106,000. The manufacturing sector ... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the January 2017 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from January 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth accelerated in January as non-farm payrolls rose by a higher than expected 227,000. Wage growth slowed to 2.5 percent, which was below expectations. Payroll creation has averaged 201,000 since October 2010, marking the 76th month of consecutive growth. The labor force participation ... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the December 2016 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from December 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth slowed down in December as nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000. In 2016, the U.S. labor market added 2.16 million jobs, putting job gains at about two million for the sixth year in a row. Wages rose 2.9 percent, the best annual gain in more... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the November 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, December 05, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from November 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth picked up in November as nonfarm payrolls rose by 178,000. September’s nonfarm payrolls were revised up to a gain of 208,000, and October’s down to 142,000, a net decrease of 2,000. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010. The labor force participation rate... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the October 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, November 07, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from October 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth remained steady in October as nonfarm payrolls rose by 161,000. Adding to the report’s strong tone, upward revisions totaling 44,000 were made to September and August. Payrolls have risen an average 181,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in 2015 and 251,000 in 2014. Payroll creation has averaged 201,000 since October 2010. The labor force participation rate edged lower to 62.8 percent in October from 62.9 percent the prior month. The Unemployment Rate ticked down to 4.9 percent last month. The current expansion cycle is similar to the 1991 to 2000 and greater... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the September 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, October 10, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from September 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth rose by a slightly lower than expected 156,000 in September. Upward revisions were made to August (167,000 versus 151,000) and slight net downward revisions to July (252,000 versus 275,000). Payrolls have risen an average 178,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of August 2016 BLS Employment Report

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from August 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion United States job growth rose by 151,000 new jobs in August, which is slightly lower than expected. Upward revisions were made to July (275,000 versus 255,000), and downward revisions were made to June (271,000 versus 292,000). With these revisions, employment gains in June and July combined were ... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of July 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, August 08, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from July 2016. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth rose by a higher than expected 255,000 in July. Minor upward revisions were made to June (292,000 versus 287,000) and May payrolls (24,000 versus 11,000). Payrolls have risen an average 186,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in 2015 and 251,000 in... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of June 2016 BLS Employment Report

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from June 2016 and a look back at 2015. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth rose higher than expected with 287,000 jobs created in June, rebounding from May’s weakness and providing the strongest month of hiring since October 2015. The figure was boosted by the end of a strike at Verizon, which cut... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of May 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, June 06, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from May 2016 and a look back at 2015. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth slowed for a second consecutive month in May with employers adding a lower than expected 38,000 jobs and the previous month’s total being negatively revised from 160,000 jobs to 123,000 jobs. Monthly employment growth since October 2010 has averaged 199,000, the highest level since the 1990s. However, this average is declining as the pace of continued growth loses steam. Current expansion cycle similar to 1991 to 2000 and greater than 2004 to 2007 expansionary period, but only after a significantly delayed recapture of the nation’s previous employment... [Read More]




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