With the release of the Jan. 2014 employment situation report on Feb. 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its estimates of a number of data items. This is a yearly occurrence, and can make a significant difference in the numbers. With those changes, the data that the BLS considers most accurate can be examined and analyzed.
Due to the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) delayed its release of the Sept. 2013 Employment Situation Report until this morning. The unemployment rate fell from August’s 7.3 percent to 7.2 percent. The BLS estimates an initial gain of 148,000 new jobs in the month.
In November 2012, 350,000 Americans dropped out of the work force. Here are some quotes from the media about this truly dismal situation:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its monthly report on employment and unemployment in the United States. Overall, the May data shows little sign that the economy is improving. The prospects for the long-term unemployed remain poor.
The Romney campaign is highlighting the record of the Obama administration on employment for women.