Atlas' Monday note covered the most recent employment report. If you did not have a chance to see it or want to reference it, click here. One of the more positive developments to come out of the report was an increase in average hourly earnings. This is an important statistic because it sug
Headline figures were mixed on Friday when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their employment report. According to the establishment survey, our economy lost 33,000 jobs to end the third quarter of 2017. However, the household survey estimates the unemployment rate declined to the lowest level since January 2001, 4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in August. The BL
Just before Labor Day Weekend started, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest figures for America's employment situation. Our economy added 156,000 net new jobs in the period, but the prior two months were downwardly revised by a combined 41,000. Despite the increased number of filled positions, the unemployment rate climbed one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.4 percent.
Proprietors of small companies are feeling better about the future for the first time in five months according to the National Federation of Independent Business.