Tag Archives: Department of Labor

First Time Unemployment Drops Again… But…

Like many I look forward to seeing the unemployment numbers released by the Department of Labor each Thursday morning. These numbers reflect individual’s initial filing for unemployment benefits. They are not indicative of new jobs. Job growth numbers come out the first Friday of each month (I also watch for this). Dropping first time unemployment… Read More »

8.6% Unemployment is NOT Good News

To read the first paragraph of the Bureau of Labor statistics one might think that the jobs situation in the United States has improved significantly. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued… Read More »