February 5, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Orders and shipments of factory-made goods were down in a report out Thursday, but earlier reports based on more recent activity indicates conditions may be on the verge of brightening.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
January 8, 2016 - Industry News
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.
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The huge fleet says it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark.
Tags: Arkansas, J.B. Hunt, Employment
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices
October 2, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Employment
September 4, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
August 7, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
July 2, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
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 8, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Employment
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
February 6, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, GDP, Unemployment, Housing, Employment
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