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Montevideo, June 25th 2019 - 05:41 UTC

Tag: Labor Market

  • Thursday, January 31st 2019 - 09:38 UTC

    US private payrolls increased in January, but the housing market is down

    The ADP National Employment Report showed private payrolls increased by 213,000 in January after surging 263,000 in December

    United States private payrolls increased solidly in January, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite a recent easing in consumer and business confidence that has suggested a loss of momentum in the economy. The strong hiring shown in the ADP National Employment Report on Wednesday also suggested there had been minimal impact on the labor market from the just-ended 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

  • Friday, August 31st 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Unemployment in Brazil falls slightly in July to 12.3%

    Job gains have been mostly concentrated in off-the-books employment, which offers less benefits such as scheduled pay raises.

    Brazil's unemployment rate dipped slightly in July, as expected, extending a slow and bumpy labor market recovery as pivotal presidential elections loom.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:58 UTC

    US payrolls expanded by 200.000 in January, and wages started to creep up

    The Labor Department report showed average hourly earnings for private sectorworkers rose 9 cents in January, to US$26.74. For the year, the increase was 75c

    The United States labor market barreled forward in January, as employers added more jobs than expected and wage growth was its strongest in more than eight years. Payrolls in the United States expanded by 200,000 last month, driven by hiring in construction, food services and health care, the US Labor Department said.