September 6, 2013 The news is close to, but a bit less strong, than what economists had been expecting. Within the report, though, was a troubling revision: It's now estimated that just 104,000 jobs were added to payrolls in July, not the 162,000 previously thought.
September 6, 2013 As soon as the August jobs report is released Friday morning, speculation will begin about how the central bank will react.
July 5, 2013 There were 195,000 jobs added to payrolls last month, but the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. That was unchanged from May.
June 7, 2013 There were about 175,000 jobs added to public and private payrolls. But the unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from April's 7.5 percent.
June 6, 2013 There were fewer first-time claims for jobless benefits last week. And in May, companies announced fewer layoffs. On Friday, the latest day on unemployment and job creation are due. Economists expect to hear that the jobless rate last month was 7.5 percent, unchanged from April.
June 5, 2013 Government spending cuts and higher taxes are weighing on the economy, experts say. According to the latest ADP National Employment Report, just 135,000 jobs were added to private payrolls.
May 3, 2013 The eagerly anticipated news was better than expected. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised upward its estimates of job growth in February and March.
May 1, 2013 Federal spending cuts and tax increases have started to bite, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will weigh in with its figures on unemployment and job growth in April.
April 3, 2013 The privately produced ADP National Employment Report showed less job growth than economists expected. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its data.
March 8, 2013 February's jobs numbers were better than expected. The jobless rate is now the lowest it's been since President Obama took office. The rate's recent peak was 10 percent in October 2009.
March 8, 2013 Economists expect to hear that there were about 160,000 jobs added to payrolls in February. The jobless rate likely stayed near 7.9 percent. Slow job growth and stubbornly high unemployment likely continued.
March 6, 2013 The job market remains "sturdy," according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Much more will be known about the labor picture when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its figures on Friday.