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Private Sector Employment Increased by 178,000 Jobs in May

Private sector employment increased by 178,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment ...

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Trump Effect: Summer Hiring Strongest in a Decade; Employers Turning to Benefits and Wages to Compete for Workers

A new survey revealed that the overwhelming majority (95 percent) of employers are adding more shifts this summer and more than half (58 percent) plan to hire more summer workers than last year. This parallels the continued and steady climb of U.S. jobs due to the booming economy under the Trump administration’s “America First” policies. Most employers (82 percent), according to ...

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Gallup: Job optimism highest we’ve ever seen

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Gallup asked Americans if now is a good or bad time to find a job and the results, they said, are the best they’ve ever seen and it’s just been since President Trump took office. Sixty-seven percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to find a quality job in the U.S., the highest percentage in 17 years ...

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Top Reasons Millennials Enjoy Working in the Skilled Trades: Problem Solving, Working with Your Hands and Job Security

A new survey highlights when and why millennials are entering the industry. The Klein Tools survey also explores how employers can attract the next generation to the trades in order to end the labor shortage that our nation is facing today. Age and Reason Electricians are Entering the Industry Results showed that more than half of millennial electricians, 57 percent, entered ...

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Trump Effect: College Hiring Outlook Strongest in More than a Decade

80 percent of employers say they plan to hire college graduates this year, up from 74 percent last year Nearly half of employers plan to increase the starting salaries they offer to recent graduates CareerBuilder data shows college graduates are making mistakes that are preventing them from getting jobs Business, engineering, and computer and information sciences among most sought-after majors ...

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Historically low unemployment rate trending down

The US labor market continues to tighten, although job growth in April was 164,000, a little below expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in April, one of the lowest rates in recent history. The broader measure of labor underutilization U-6 declined to 7.8 percent, the lowest rate since 2001. The tightening labor market is a result of a ...

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Trump Effect: Nation brimming with positive economic news

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“Recent headlines and articles trumpet the good news: President Donald J. Trump’s economic policies are growing the economy, producing record-high confidence, and creating new jobs.” President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda has steadily shown results that mean higher earnings for working families, more jobs for American workers and a bright future for those entering the workforce. GDP grew 2.3% in ...

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Softer March job growth numbers do not signal loss of labor market momentum

Employment increased by 103,000 jobs in March after increasing by 326,000 jobs in February. Labor markets remain tight as average job creation on both a three- and twelve-month average basis remains very fast for the late stage of the current economic expansion. This fast employment growth is creating even tighter labor markets as overall participation rates have remained flat because ...

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Does Job Hopping Help Or Hurt Your Career?

Survey Reveals Workers Favor Frequent Job Changes, but Managers Aren’t on Board The tenure tide is shifting, and substantially more workers — especially those from younger generations — see rewards in job hopping than before, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. Sixty-four percent of professionals polled think changing roles every few years can be beneficial, with ...

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Trump Effect: March payroll numbers blow out analysts expectations

Private companies added 241,000 positions with construction and manufacturing leading the way in March according to the newest ADP/Moody’s analytics report. The report highlights continued optimism in the economy as experts had only expected the economy to produce an additional 205,000 jobs last month. The March number is up dramatically year-over-year from just 122,000 in 2017. “The job market is ...

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U.S. Labor Market Tightens as Employers Report Sustained Demand for Skilled Workers

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Employment Outlook remains optimistic at +18% driven by Leisure & Hospitality (+28%) as the economy picks up and Americans dine out Employers in Manufacturing report biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017 Employers in the Midwest again report the most optimistic Outlook in the U.S. U.S. employer hiring confidence is staying strong in Q2 2018 as one ...

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Conference Board: Strong Job Growth to Continue

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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) sharply increased in February, after increasing in January. The index now stands at 107.74, up from a revised 106.50 in January. The change represents a 5.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. “The Employment Trends Index accelerated further in February, suggesting that strong job growth is likely to continue ...

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Trump Effect: 313,000 new jobs in February blowing out expectations

The American economy added 313,000 jobs, the most in 20 months, according to the Department of Labor. Forecasters had expected only about 200,000 new jobs for the month and only about 100,000 additional jobs per month are needed to keep up with population growth. Jobs have increased by an average of 249,000 over the past three months. The employers across ...

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Trump Effect: February Jobs Number Blows Out Expectations

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Private sector jobs rose by 235,000 beating expectations by 40,000 Continues trend of 200k+ jobs growth Jobs continued to grow above analyst expectations in February, according to the newest Moody’s/ADP report. Wall Street economists had expected 195,000 new jobs in the previous month, but the booming economy brought in by President Donald Trump’s “America First” economic policies created a climate ...

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The Trump Effect: U.S. Employers Report the Most Optimistic Hiring Outlook in a Decade

Outlook of +19% Driven by Optimism in Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation & Utilities Employers in the Midwest Report Strongest Hiring Outlook Since 2001 U.S. employers report the strongest hiring intentions in 10 years as employers across the country look to add staff in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Hiring momentum continues to ...

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