Unemployment in USA
USA - Unemployment
Labor market continues to tighten in December
Total non-farm payrolls increased by 199,000 in December, following November’s 249,000 increase in payrolls. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services, and food services.
The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% in December from 4.2% in November, and the labor force participation rate was stable at November’s 61.9% in December. Hourly earnings rose 0.6% month-on-month in December (November: +0.4% mom), while annual wage growth dipped to 4.7% from 5.1% in November.
FocusEconomics panelists expect the unemployment rate to average 4.0% in 2022, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 3.7% in 2023.
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January 17, 2022
Retail sales fell 1.9% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in December, which contrasted November’s 0.2% increase.
January 10, 2022
Consumer prices increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.47% in December over the previous month, below November's 0.78% increase.
January 7, 2022
Total non-farm payrolls increased by 199,000 in December, following November’s 249,000 increase in payrolls.
January 4, 2022
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index decreased to 58.7 in December from 61.1 in November.
December 30, 2021
Consumer confidence rose to 115.8 in December from 111.9 in November.