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Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information. Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the… Continue Reading Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Across the page from this editorial, you’ll see the results of our weekly online readers poll. We thought it would be appropriate to ask, as the unofficial summer season comes to its end with the Labor Day weekend, how people view the health of the local economy. More than 300 readers responded, a larger sampling… Continue Reading Let’s shake our local pessimism

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Employer costs for compensation for workers across the nation varied from a low of $25.88 an hour in the south to $32.85 in the northeast regions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employer costs in the West were $29.90 and in the Midwest were $27.66, according to the statistics. Wages and salaries in… Continue Reading Wages, salaries and benefits equal $29.90 in West

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