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DOL Labor Statistics

Published by on February 1, 2008

The U.S. Department of Labor released January statistics for unemploment, payroll employment and average hourly earnings.  Click here for the employment situation summary. The DOL reports: Both nonfarm payroll employment, at 138.1 million, and the unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent, were essentially unchanged in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of […]

The U.S. Department of Labor released January statistics for unemploment, payroll employment and average hourly earnings.  Click here for the employment situation summary.

The DOL reports:

Both nonfarm payroll employment, at 138.1 million, and the unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent, were essentially unchanged in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The small January movement in nonfarm payroll employment (-17,000) reflected declines in construction and manufacturing and job growth in health care.  Average hourly earnings rose by 4 cents, or 0.2 percent, over the month.

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