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November 13, 2015

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Disappoint, More Uncertainty with Fed

While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.

October 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

September 30, 2015

Economic Watch: September Job Additions Total 200,000

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.

September 4, 2015

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

September 2, 2015

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

August 7, 2015

Economic Watch: Trucking, Overall Employment Improve

As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

August 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Gains Moderate, Service Sector Jumps

Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.

July 2, 2015

Unemployment Lowest in 7 Years, Manufacturing Eases

Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.

July 1, 2015

Economic Watch: Jobs Growing, Manufacturing Expanding

Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.

June 5, 2015

Employment Numbers Improve, Including Trucking

The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.

June 3, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Growth Best Since January

Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added in the U.S. during May, the biggest gain since January.

May 18, 2015

DOT Direct Screens Applications Online for Fleets

First Advantage Fleet Solutions is offering an integrated online employment application and screening product designed for private and for-hire fleets called DOT Direct.

May 8, 2015

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in Almost 7 Years

Unemployment in the U.S. fell in April, hitting a near seven-year low following weak job additions in the first quarter of the year.

May 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Employers Add Fewer Jobs in April Than March

Private sector, non-farm employment increased by less than 200,000 jobs in April for the second straight month, according to a new report released Wednesday.

April 3, 2015

Trucking Loses 6,800 Jobs in March

The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.

March 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls Again, Factory Activity Down

Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.

March 4, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Gains Ease Last Month, Service Sector Expands

Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.

February 6, 2015

Report: Trucking Contributes Little to Overall January Employment Gain

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.

January 9, 2015

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls, Job Growth Best Since 1999

Unemployment in the U.S. continued declining in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999, according to new Labor Department figures. However, wages fell and more people left the labor force.

January 8, 2015

Economic Watch: FTR 2015 Economic Webinar Paints Bright Picture

Since the end of the "Great Recession" and the start of a recovery, the U.S. economy has gone through two distinct phases, with the latter being the better, and expectations are things will continue to improve.



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