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LifeWork Search Newsletter - April 2017



Employment Situation Recap for 2017's First Quarter

 Starting the first month of the year off strong and marking the last set of employment data representing the previous administration, the U.S. labor market added 70,000 more jobs in January than in December 2016, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
here were 46,000 jobs created in the retail trade industry - in clothing and clothing accessories stores, electronics and appliance stores and furniture and home furnishing stores. Financial activities saw 32,000 positions added in January.    

Just two months into 2017, employment data is ushering in business confidence and surpassing expectations for steady job growth.

In February, employment in nonfarm payroll grew by 235,000 - with the largest increases seen in construction, private educational services, mining, healthcare and manufacturing, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The unemployment rate inched down 0.2 percentage point from February to settle at 4.5 percent in March.
The total number of unemployed persons in the country decreased by 326,000.
The labor force participation rate and the number of people employed part-time or marginally attached to the labor force were little changed in March.
By industry, the largest employment growth in March was professional and business services, which added 56,000 jobs. Services to buildings and dwellings gained 17,000 jobs, while architectural and engineering services added 7,000 positions.


Unemployment Rate, Seasonally Adjusted
Bureau of Labor Statistics



Unemployment Rates (age 25+) by Educational Attainment, Seasonally Adjusted
Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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