U.S. Economic DataMichael J. Shafran, National SalesAdeccoAs of May 2012Reflective of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “The...
The national unemployment rate declined for thesecond consecutive month                    JOBS GAINED IN APRIL           ...
The national unemployment rate Source: BLS
115,000 new jobs were added in April Source: CNNMoney.com
Private sector payroll employmentSource: WhiteHouse.Gov
United States jobless claims                               ereSource: DismalScientist.com
Sector changes observed in April                               Employment by Selected Industries                          ...
Education remained a job search differentiator              Less than high school                                         ...
A snapshot of metropolitan unemployment figuresSource: BLS
National employment statisticsSources: BLS, WashingtonPost.com
The national labor force participation rateSources: BLS, WashingtonPost.com
Changes in the labor forceSource: EconomyWatch.MSNBC.MSN.com
A look back on past recessions and recoveriesSources: Labor Department, The Wall Street Journal
A snapshot of Americans unable to find full-time work                                                * In millionsSources:...
In Summary  The national unemployment rate declined for the second straight month in  April, to 8.1 percent, which is the ...
Global Economic DataAs of April and May 2012
Australia’s Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
Brazil’s foreign tradeSource: DismalScientist.com
Canada’s Purchasing Managers IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
Columbia’s Consumer Price IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
Euro Zones business and consumer sentimentSource: DismalScientist.com
France’s consumer confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
Germany’s Ifo Business Climate IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
Italy’s business confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
New Zealand’s Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
South Korea’s Consumer Sentiment IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
Spain’s business confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
United Kingdoms Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
Uruguays Consumer Price IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
Vietnams foreign tradeSource: DismalScientist.com
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Workplace Economy Slides May 2012

  1. 1. U.S. Economic DataMichael J. Shafran, National SalesAdeccoAs of May 2012Reflective of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “The Employment Situation – April 2012”
  2. 2. The national unemployment rate declined for thesecond consecutive month JOBS GAINED IN APRIL 115,000 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.1% LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SINCE February 2009
  3. 3. The national unemployment rate Source: BLS
  4. 4. 115,000 new jobs were added in April Source: CNNMoney.com
  5. 5. Private sector payroll employmentSource: WhiteHouse.Gov
  6. 6. United States jobless claims ereSource: DismalScientist.com
  7. 7. Sector changes observed in April Employment by Selected Industries (Changes from March – April 2012, in Thousands) Temporary Finance Healthcare Legal Leisure & Hospitality Manufacturing Professional & Business Services Retail Trade 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70Source: BLS
  8. 8. Education remained a job search differentiator Less than high school 12.5% High school diploma 7.9% Some college 7.6% College educated 4.0% National average 8.1% * National unemployment average, according to education levelsSource: BLS
  9. 9. A snapshot of metropolitan unemployment figuresSource: BLS
  10. 10. National employment statisticsSources: BLS, WashingtonPost.com
  11. 11. The national labor force participation rateSources: BLS, WashingtonPost.com
  12. 12. Changes in the labor forceSource: EconomyWatch.MSNBC.MSN.com
  13. 13. A look back on past recessions and recoveriesSources: Labor Department, The Wall Street Journal
  14. 14. A snapshot of Americans unable to find full-time work * In millionsSources: Economix.Blogs.NYTimes.com, BLS
  15. 15. In Summary The national unemployment rate declined for the second straight month in April, to 8.1 percent, which is the lowest it has been since February 2009.Opportunities • The professional and business services sector added 62,000 new jobs to the national economy in April. • Employment within the retail trade and manufacturing industries increased by 29,300 and 16,000, respectively, last month. • In the meantime, the healthcare and temporary help services industries generated 19,000 and 21,100 new jobs, respectively.Weaknesses • Hiring continued to dwindle, as only 115,000 new jobs were created last month. • Employment within the information and transportation and warehousing sectors diminished by 2,000 and 16,600, respectively.
  16. 16. Global Economic DataAs of April and May 2012
  17. 17. Australia’s Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
  18. 18. Brazil’s foreign tradeSource: DismalScientist.com
  19. 19. Canada’s Purchasing Managers IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
  20. 20. Columbia’s Consumer Price IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
  21. 21. Euro Zones business and consumer sentimentSource: DismalScientist.com
  22. 22. France’s consumer confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
  23. 23. Germany’s Ifo Business Climate IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
  24. 24. Italy’s business confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
  25. 25. New Zealand’s Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
  26. 26. South Korea’s Consumer Sentiment IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
  27. 27. Spain’s business confidenceSource: DismalScientist.com
  28. 28. United Kingdoms Monetary PolicySource: DismalScientist.com
  29. 29. Uruguays Consumer Price IndexSource: DismalScientist.com
  30. 30. Vietnams foreign tradeSource: DismalScientist.com
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