January 2022 Jobs Report: Economy Greatly Exceeds Experts’ Predictions
Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant at the beginning of the year, 2022 is proving to be off to a stronger start for the U.S. job market than what economists across the country predicted. Over 467,000 jobs were added in January, more than twice what was expected, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today. The unemployment rate remained close to December 2021’s level, at 4 percent.
December 2021 Jobs Report: Capping Off a Record-Breaking Year of Hiring
One of the fastest years of job creation in U.S. history ended last month, still making some progress despite rising threats from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and continued employee shortages, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest report.
November 2021 Jobs Report: Unemployment Lowers, While Job Growth Registers Its Smallest Gain This Year
The past month’s jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers a mixed picture of how well the economy and jobs market in the U.S. are actually doing.