A data chart image of 112,000 more job openings in October 2016 than in October 2015

112,000 more job openings in October 2016 than in October 2015

December 09, 2016

On the last business day of October 2016, there were 5.5 million job openings, an increase of 112,000 from a year earlier. The health care and social assistance industry saw the biggest increase in job openings over the year (167,000), followed by retail trade (114,000) and construction (76,000).

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December 08, 2016

A data chart image of Boston-Cambridge-Nashua has lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas, October 2016

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua has lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas, October 2016

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire, had the lowest unemployment rate in October, 2.6 percent. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, had the highest rate among the large metro areas, 6.1 percent.

December 07, 2016

A data chart image of Cleveland, Tennessee, had largest percentage employment increase over the year ending October 2016

Cleveland, Tennessee, had largest percentage employment increase over the year ending October 2016

From October 2015 to October 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased 6.7 percent in Cleveland, Tennessee, the largest metropolitan area percentage employment gain nationwide. Over-the-year employment in Madera, California, grew 6.0 percent, the next-largest increase.

December 06, 2016

A data chart image of Unemployment rate declines to 4.6 percent in November 2016

Unemployment rate declines to 4.6 percent in November 2016

In November 2016, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent, a drop of 0.3 percentage point from the previous month. The number of people who were unemployed decreased to 7.4 million in November, a decline of 387,000 over the month. Both measures changed little between August 2015 and October 2016.

December 05, 2016

A data chart image of Health care employment increased 407,000 over the year ended November 2016

Health care employment increased 407,000 over the year ended November 2016

Over the year ended November 2016, the health care industry added 407,000 jobs. Employment in ambulatory health care services (+254,000) and in hospitals (+133,000) both increased over the year.

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