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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

December 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Job Gains Soar, Factory Activity Slows

The number of people who found jobs in November increased dramatically from the month before but the unemployment rate was unchanged, according to U.S. Labor Department numbers released Friday morning.

November 7, 2014

Trucking Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell again in October, dropping to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the same period, for-hire trucking added 3,900 jobs.

October 16, 2014

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Jumps, Jobless Claims Plummet

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 1% in September, the biggest gain in nearly two years, and advanced at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2014. Manufacturing production was up for the quarter, led by mining, while last week's unemployment claims dropped.

October 6, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.

September 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls, Trucking Sheds Jobs

New U.S. Labor Department figures released Friday show more jobs were added in August, but the increase failed to continue the pace of more than 200,000 jobs that had been added each of the previous six months.

August 7, 2014

Economic Watch: Jobless Benefit Claims Sink to 2006 Low

First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.

August 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Trucking Adds to U.S. Job Growth, Manufacturing Surges

The number of jobs created in the U.S. posted its sixth straight month of being above the 200,000 mark in July but the number was softer than the previous month’s level.

July 30, 2014

Economic Watch: GDP Surges, July Employment Gains

The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter of the year, bouncing back from its worst performance in five years, according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.

July 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Employment Numbers Signal Strengthening Economy

Employers added 288,000 jobs in June, 17,000 of them in the transportation and warehousing arena, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1%. That's well above the rate of hiring in the first five months of the year, a sign the economy continues to rebound.



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