October 7, 2016
Trucking employment in the U.S. slipped in September despite overall non-farm job growth moving higher for the 72nd straight month, according to a new Labor Department report. But other reports indicate manufacturing is regaining some steam, fueling speculation over an interest rate hike.
September 2, 2016
The U.S. economy continued adding more jobs in August but at a slightly slower pace, leading to expectations the Federal Reserve will punt on a possible interest rate hike later this month. A separate report shows factory orders rebounded in the biggest gain in nine months.
August 31, 2016
U.S. private sector employers reported another month of strong job gains on Wednesday, two days ahead of a government report. With increases in consumer confidence, personal spending and wages, it adds up to talk of a hike in interest rates as soon as September.
August 5, 2016
Both trucking and the wider economy added jobs in July, according to new Commerce Department figures, while separate reports show the U.S. trade deficit grew in June to a one-year high and new factory orders fell again.
July 8, 2016
While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.
April 1, 2016
The number of jobs added in March grew by another healthy pace, but not in trucking, while the nation’s manufacturing sector ended months of declining factory activity and overall construction fell slightly in February, according to the latest economic reports released Friday.
March 4, 2016
Gains in total U.S. employment remain strong, with a new report showing non-farm payrolls increased in February from the month before. A renowned economist said this week the U.S. economic picture is one of the brightest on the world’s economic stage.
March 2, 2016
Employment in the private sector jumped again in February, mainly led by the service industry, while recent weakness in manufacturing translated into a loss of jobs.
February 5, 2016
While some recent reports have raised questions about the health of the nation’s economy, the latest one shows unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in eight years.
January 8, 2016
Job creation in the U.S. surged in the final month of 2015, per a Labor Department report released Friday, as for-hire trucking employment hit a new record level.
December 4, 2015
The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.
November 13, 2015
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
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 4, 2015
August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.
August 7, 2015
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.
July 2, 2015
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.
June 5, 2015
The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.
May 8, 2015
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
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.
March 6, 2015
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
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