Employment Data

Employment Data

 United States    Date Change Subscribe
Average Hourly Earnings 20.68 Aug 2014 +0.29 %
Average Weekly Earnings 696.92 Aug 2014 +0.29 %
Labour Force 139,118 Aug 2014 +0.10 %
Non Farm Payroll 142 Aug 2014 -33.02 %
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claim 298,000 Aug 16, 2014 -4.49 %
Unemployment Rate 6.1 Aug 2014 -0.10 
 Canada    Date Change Subscribe
Labour Force Survey (Change) -11,000.0 Aug 2014
Unemployment Rate 7.0 Aug 2014 -- 
 United Kingdom    Date Change Subscribe
Average Earnings Index (Change) 2.6 Jul 2010
Claimant Count 966,500 Aug 2014 -3.64 %
Claimant Count (Change) -36,500 Aug 2014
Quarterly Unemployment Rate 6.2 Q3 2014 -0.20 
Unemployment Rate 6.2 Jul 2014 -0.20 
 Euro Zone    Date Change Subscribe
Annual Labour Cost Index 1.40 Q2 2014
Quarterly Employment (Change) 0.25 Q2 2014
Unemployment Rate 11.47 Aug 2014 -0.08 
 Switzerland    Date Change Subscribe
Employed Persons 4,836.41 Q1 2014 -1.28 %
Unemployment Rate 3.15 Aug 2014 -0.00 
 Japan    Date Change Subscribe
Employed Persons 63,460 Dec 2013 +0.30 %
Unemployment Rate 3.7 Dec 2013 -0.30 
 Australia    Date Change Subscribe
Employment (Change) 121.0 Aug 2014 +3,051.22 %
Labour Force 11,703.5 Aug 2014 +1.04 %
Unemployment Rate 6.1 Aug 2014 -0.30 
 New Zealand    Date Change Subscribe
Employment (Change) 10.00 Q2 2014
Employment Rate 2,328.0 Q2 2014 +0.43 %
Labour Cost Index (Quarterly Change) 0.50 Q2 2014
Unemployment Rate 6.70 Q1 2012 +0.30 
Employment reports provide details on the number of people actively seeking employment, and are usually expressed as the percentage of the workforce not currently employed. Statistics such as average earnings and the number of new jobs created during the period are often included in the reports to help analysts determine if a trend is developing. Results are also broken down by industry sector, so it is possible to gauge how well areas like manufacturing and mining are performing in comparison to the national average.
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