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U.S. labor market remains the healthiest in 7 years

By Bill at July 12, 2016 02:43
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 287,000 new jobs in June, a sharp rebound fits with other evidence, including extremely low layoffs and record job openings. 

The job gains in June were the strongest of the year. Most industries added jobs. Health-care providers, financial firms, restaurants, retailers, and professional services led the way. 

The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, rose to 4.9% in June from 4.7% in May, as more people entered the labor force in search of work. The U.S. has created 13 million jobs since 2011 to reduce the unemployment rate to precession levels last seen in 2007. 

Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender

Occupation Unemployment Rate
6/2016
Unemployment Rate
6/2015
Management 2.8 2.9
Business and financial operations 3.1 3.0
Computer and mathematical 2.2 2.5
Architecture and engineering 3.0 1.7
Life, physical, and social science 1.8 2.6
Education, training, and library 5.6 5.2
Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.4 2.4
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The employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

Unemployed persons by occupation and sex: June 2016

By Bill at July 12, 2016 01:21
Filed Under: Immigration News
HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
 [Numbers in thousands]
OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates
June
2015
June
2016
TotalMenWomen
June
2015
June
2016
June
2015
June
2016
June
2015
June
2016

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,638 8,144 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.0 5.5 5.2
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,714 1,712 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 3.3 3.2

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

603 646 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.8

Management occupations

387 400 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.4

Business and financial operations occupations

216 245 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.9 3.4

Professional and related occupations

1,111 1,067 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.6 3.7 3.4

Computer and mathematical occupations

116 103 2.5 2.2 2.7 1.8 2.1 3.3

Architecture and engineering occupations

51 94 1.7 3.0 1.7 3.2 1.6 2.1

Life, physical, and social science occupations

39 26 2.6 1.8 2.1 2.0 3.1 1.5

Community and social service occupations

78 67 2.8 2.5 1.8 1.4 3.4 3.1

Legal occupations

21 11 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.8 0.8

Education, training, and library occupations

470 495 5.2 5.6 4.5 4.5 5.5 6.0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

129 140 4.2 4.4 3.8 4.8 4.7 3.9

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

209 131 2.4 1.4 1.6 0.8 2.6 1.7

Service occupations

1,789 1,658 6.3 5.7 6.9 5.6 5.8 5.7

Healthcare support occupations

155 125 4.2 3.3 6.6 2.9 3.8 3.4

Protective service occupations

88 106 2.8 3.3 2.5 2.6 3.7 5.3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

751 621 8.1 6.8 9.7 6.9 6.8 6.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

443 438 7.0 6.6 7.4 6.4 6.4 6.8

Personal care and service occupations

352 368 5.8 5.7 4.6 5.2 6.1 5.9

Sales and office occupations

1,777 1,550 5.0 4.4 4.5 4.2 5.3 4.6

Sales and related occupations

950 820 5.6 4.9 4.2 4.3 7.1 5.4

Office and administrative support occupations

827 730 4.4 4.0 5.1 3.9 4.2 4.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

926 832 6.2 5.5 6.1 5.2 9.3 11.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

88 151 6.7 10.8 5.4 8.6 10.4 17.1

Construction and extraction occupations

617 462 7.4 5.3 7.3 5.3 11.0 5.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

221 218 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.6 6.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,122 1,091 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 6.9 7.3

Production occupations

462 439 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.3 5.9 6.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

660 652 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.4 8.6 8.5
 

No previous work experience

1,289 1,278 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

822 785 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

282 291 - - - - - -

25 years and over

185 202 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). 

 

Americans collecting unemployment checks lowest in 16 years

By Bill at May 07, 2016 00:19
Filed Under: Immigration News

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell in late April to a nearly 16-year bottom, while initial jobless claims have been below 300,000 for 61st straight week. 

Some 2.12 million people collected weekly unemployment benefits in late April, tumbled 82% after hitting a record 11.6 million in early 2010, when the U.S. was in the early stages of a recovery following the Great Recession. 

The last time fewer Americans were collecting unemployment checks was in November 2000, shortly before President Bill Clinton exited the White House. 

Initial jobless claims, meanwhile, climbed by 17,000 to a five-week high of 274,000 in the last week of April. Despite the increase, new claims have been below the key 300,000 mark for 61 straight months, the longest stretch since the waning stages of the Vietnam War. 

The economy has created an average of more than 200,000 jobs a month since 2014, knocking the unemployment rate down to 5%. Low jobless claims have contributed to marked improvement in the labor market over the past several years. The unemployment rate falls more quickly when hiring is strong and fewer people are being laid off. 

The U.S. job market is pretty strong now, and the employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

Strong job growth drives unemployment rate to 5%

By Bill at November 11, 2015 00:08
Filed Under: Immigration News

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 271,000 new jobs in October, far stronger than expected. Monthly job gains over the last year now average 230,000. 

The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.7 percentage point and 1.1 million, respectively. 

Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and construction. Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender

Occupation Unemployment Rate
10/2015
Unemployment Rate
10/2014
Management 1.9 2.3
Business and financial operations 3.0 3.5
Computer and mathematical 2.8 3.0
Architecture and engineering 2.2 3.3
Life, physical, and social science 3.1 2.8
Education, training, and library 2.3 2.4
Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.2 2.4
click here to view all occupations by gender



The employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

October 2015: Unemployed persons by occupation and sex

By Bill at November 09, 2015 20:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2015
TotalMenWomen
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2015

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,680 7,597 5.5 4.8 5.3 4.8 5.8 4.9
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,582 1,312 2.7 2.2 2.5 1.9 2.9 2.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

643 552 2.7 2.2 2.2 1.8 3.3 2.7

Management occupations

383 331 2.3 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.8 2.5

Business and financial operations occupations

261 221 3.5 3.0 2.9 2.7 4.0 3.2

Professional and related occupations

939 760 2.7 2.2 2.7 1.9 2.7 2.4

Computer and mathematical occupations

140 122 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.1 2.9

Architecture and engineering occupations

97 68 3.3 2.2 3.3 1.9 3.3 3.5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

42 45 2.8 3.1 2.7 3.2 3.0 3.0

Community and social service occupations

81 53 3.0 2.1 2.3 1.1 3.4 2.5

Legal occupations

28 27 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.6

Education, training, and library occupations

217 213 2.4 2.3 2.7 1.7 2.3 2.6

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

119 121 3.8 3.8 4.2 2.7 3.4 4.9

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

215 111 2.4 1.2 1.3 0.4 2.9 1.5

Service occupations

2,076 1,800 7.4 6.5 6.6 6.2 7.9 6.7

Healthcare support occupations

214 208 6.0 5.7 7.1 1.8 5.9 6.2

Protective service occupations

165 158 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.8 6.2 5.1

Food preparation and serving related occupations

798 665 8.9 7.5 7.5 7.4 10.0 7.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

503 443 7.5 7.0 6.9 6.5 8.5 7.6

Personal care and service occupations

396 326 6.8 5.9 6.2 6.3 7.0 5.8

Sales and office occupations

1,817 1,688 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.8 5.6 4.9

Sales and related occupations

847 858 5.2 5.3 3.9 4.1 6.4 6.5

Office and administrative support occupations

970 831 5.2 4.4 5.2 5.8 5.2 3.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

967 887 6.5 5.9 6.4 5.6 9.4 12.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

122 137 10.2 11.0 8.8 8.8 15.0 17.7

Construction and extraction occupations

650 592 7.7 7.1 7.6 6.9 8.9 14.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

195 158 3.8 3.0 3.9 3.0 1.2 3.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,184 1,112 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.4 8.4 7.0

Production occupations

554 429 6.0 4.8 4.9 4.2 8.8 6.0

Transportation and material moving occupations

630 683 6.4 6.7 6.1 6.4 7.8 8.6
 

No previous work experience

1,019 775 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

527 374 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

285 223 - - - - - -

25 years and over

206 178 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). 

 

Last Modified Date: November 06, 2015

U.S. Added 223,000 Jobs In June As Unemployment Rate Dropped To 5.3%

By Bill at July 07, 2015 03:00
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 223,000 new jobs in June, continued the medium-term trend of above 200,000 average monthly growth. 

The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5.3%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Many economists consider an unemployment rate of 5.5% as a healthy level. 

Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in professional and business services increased by 64,000 in June, about in line with the average monthly gain of 57,000 over the prior 12 months. Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender

Occupation Unemployment Rate
06/2015
Unemployment Rate
06/2014
Management 2.2 2.5
Business and financial operations 3.0 3.5
Computer and mathematical 2.8 4.5
Architecture and engineering 1.7 3.0
Life, physical, and social science 2.6 5.2
Education, training, and library 5.2 5.3
Healthcare practitioner and technical 2.4 2.0
click here to view all occupations by gender


U.S. economy has finally recovered. The employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you toupdate your career profile and pitch potential employers now!



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Surge of Hiring Cuts US Jobless Rate to Six-Year Low

By Bill at October 07, 2014 04:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
We reported a few weeks ago that Fall is the Peak Hiring Season in the US, the Labor Department's announcment on October 3 confirmed our analysis. 

U.S. employers added 248,000 new jobs in September. This burst of hiring has helped cut the jobless rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. Many economists consider an unemployment rate of 5.5% as a healthy level. 

The job gains were broad-based and included many higher-paying industries. Professional and business services, which includes software developer,  engineers, accountants, financial analysts, and architects, added 81,000 jobs, the most in seven months. Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender

Occupation Unemployment Rate
09/2014
Unemployment Rate
09/2013
Management 2.3 3.0
Business and financial operations 2.7 4.1
Computer and mathematical 2.8 4.5
Architecture and engineering 2.4 2.3
Life, physical, and social science 2.8 2.8
Education, training, and library 3.3 3.7
Healthcare practitioner and technical 2.4 2.3
click here to view all occupations by gender


U.S. economy finally recovered. The employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

US Unemployment Rates by Occupation, Gender and Age - September 2014

By Bill at October 07, 2014 01:24
Filed Under: Immigration News
HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
TotalMenWomen
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014

Total, 16 years and over(1)

10,885 8,962 7.0 5.7 7.3 5.5 6.7 6.0
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,978 1,617 3.5 2.8 3.4 2.5 3.5 3.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

790 579 3.3 2.4 3.2 2.0 3.5 2.9

Management occupations

499 379 3.0 2.3 2.9 1.9 3.3 2.8

Business and financial operations occupations

291 200 4.1 2.7 4.3 2.2 3.9 3.2

Professional and related occupations

1,188 1,037 3.6 3.1 3.6 3.0 3.5 3.1

Computer and mathematical occupations

188 127 4.5 2.8 3.7 2.7 6.6 3.1

Architecture and engineering occupations

65 70 2.3 2.4 2.0 2.6 4.0 1.3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

38 41 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.3 2.9 3.5

Community and social service occupations

107 82 4.4 3.3 4.0 3.1 4.7 3.4

Legal occupations

67 40 3.5 2.2 4.6 1.4 2.7 2.9

Education, training, and library occupations

332 296 3.7 3.3 3.8 3.0 3.6 3.4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

192 168 6.2 5.6 6.6 6.9 5.7 4.3

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

200 214 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.0 2.3 2.6

Service occupations

2,281 2,041 8.0 7.4 8.5 7.2 7.7 7.6

Healthcare support occupations

240 172 6.3 4.9 8.7 3.5 6.1 5.0

Protective service occupations

190 190 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.1 6.6 8.3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

761 755 8.5 8.7 9.4 8.4 7.7 8.9

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

631 502 9.9 7.9 9.9 7.5 10.0 8.6

Personal care and service occupations

459 422 7.7 7.2 7.3 7.7 7.7 7.1

Sales and office occupations

2,597 2,020 7.3 5.8 7.2 5.2 7.3 6.1

Sales and related occupations

1,261 872 7.5 5.4 6.6 4.0 8.5 6.7

Office and administrative support occupations

1,336 1,149 7.1 6.1 8.2 7.1 6.6 5.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,181 955 8.2 6.4 8.1 6.4 10.6 7.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

119 132 10.3 10.5 9.1 9.9 14.5 12.9

Construction and extraction occupations

815 648 10.1 7.6 10.0 7.6 14.9 6.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

246 174 4.8 3.4 4.9 3.5 2.3 1.0

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,636 1,252 8.7 6.5 8.5 5.9 9.2 8.5

Production occupations

868 563 9.4 6.1 9.7 5.3 8.7 8.2

Transportation and material moving occupations

768 689 8.0 6.8 7.6 6.3 10.0 9.1
 

No previous work experience

1,140 1,043 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

587 533 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

328 329 - - - - - -

25 years and over

226 181 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). 

 

Last Modified Date: October 03, 2014

US recovered all jobs lost in recession!

By Bill at June 11, 2014 00:39
Filed Under:

WASHINGTON - For the first time since 1999, American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs a month for four straight months, offering more evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily growing while much of Europe and Asia struggle. 

Last month's gain of 217,000 jobs means the economy has finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate survey, matched April's 6.3 per cent, the lowest in more than five years. 

The unempolyment rates for professionals, which are qualified for H1B visa, are more promising. The United States defines full employment unemployment rate as 4% for persons aged 16 and over. 

Occupation Unemployment Rate
(May 2014)
Management 3.0%
Business and financial operations 4.1%
Computer and mathematical 2.6%
Architecture and engineering 2.9%
Life, physical, and social science 4.7%
Community and social service 1.8%
Legal 3.3%
Education, training, and library 3.0%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 6.5% 
Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.8%


U.S. economy is recovering, U.S. employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

U.S. jobless claims fall in February

By Bill at March 03, 2011 09:02
Filed Under:

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 20,000 to 368,000 in the week ending Feb. 26, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That level of claims is the lowest since May 2008.

 

It was the third weekly reading of initial claims below 400,000 in the last month.

 

The total number of Americans drawing unemployment benefits also fell to a low in the latest report, dropping by 59,000 to 3.77 million.

 

The decline in initial claims appears to confirm an increase in hiring suggested by a separate report from payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP reports private employers added 217,000 new jobs in February, more than anticipated.

 

The initial claims report comes a day ahead of February jobs data on Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor. It is expected to report non-farm payrolls grew by 190,000 in February, with the unemployment rate rising to 9.1 percent in February from 9 percent in January.

 

As previously reported, North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 9.8 percent in December from 9.7 percent in November.

 

Some 4.03 million North Carolinians were working in December, while 439,167 were unemployed.

 

The Triad’s major metropolitan areas finished last year with lower umemployment rates than in 2009, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


 

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