Economic Numbers

6:50am

Fri March 7, 2014
Economy

Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 9:14 am

The scene at a job fair for veterans earlier this year in Washington, D.C.
Mark Wilson Getty Images
This post has been updated.

The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent the month before, but employers added more jobs than expected, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

According to BLS, the number of jobs on public and private payrolls grew by 175,000 last month — about 25,000 more than economists had expected.

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1:23pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Economy

Colorado's Growth, Employment Positive Heading Into 2014

For Nov. 2013, nonfarm payroll jobs increased 4,200 over the month from October to November to 2,378,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,900 and government increased 1,300.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

There’s good news for Colorado’s economy going into 2014, the latest economic forecast is projecting solid growth. The state’s employment rate also continues to grow faster than the nation’s.

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10:35am

Mon December 16, 2013
Craft Brewing

Craft Beer Pours A Frosty Glass Of Economic Impact For 2012

Justinwkern Flickr-Creative Commons

The craft beer industry continues to be a large player in the U.S. economy. A new report released by the Brewers Association says ‘small and independent’ craft brewers injected $33.9 billion into the U.S. economy in 2012

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6:46am

Tue October 22, 2013
Jobs Report

Fewer Jobs Than Expected In Sept., But Jobless Rate Fell

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:20 am

People looking for work were filling out applications earlier this month at a career fair in Emeryville, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The nation's jobless rate ticked down to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

But just 148,000 were added to public and private payrolls. That's below the 180,000 economists expected. It's yet another sign that job growth remains soft.

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6:35am

Wed October 2, 2013
Business

Job Growth Was Modest In September, Survey Signals

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:46 am

This gas station in Encinitas, Calif., was looking to hire last month.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

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