You Tube

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Industry News
SHARE & BOOKMARK
FaceBook Twitter Delicious Digg LinkedIn

Economy Adds 288,000 June Jobs

(7/3/2014)

A government labor report this morning showed the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, dropping the unemployment rate to 6.1% - its lowest level since September of 2008. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised upward job gains for April (to 304,000) and May (224,000), bringing the three-month growth average to 272,000 positions.

Yesterday, payroll services firms ADP reported private sector companies in the U.S. added 281,000 jobs last month, a significant gain that also soared past estimates. The closely-watched data showed job improvements across a variety of sectors, strengthening hopes of better economics results in Q2 and beyond.

“The job market is steadily improving,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, which teams with ADP to produce the report. “Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum.”

According to ADP, professional and business services firms added 77,000 jobs in June, while the trade/transportation/utilities sector contributed 50,000 positions. Construction companies created 36,000 jobs, the manufacturing sector added 12,000 and the financial industry provided 11,000, data showed. Small businesses (1-49 employees) added 117,000 jobs, medium-sized firms (50-499) added 115,000, and large companies (500 or more) added 49,000.



Sponsored By:

Making You Money: What ASI is all about.

Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a $20.5 billion dollar industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like prime time TV, magazines and radio.

With so many businesses buying ad specialties there is a huge opportunity for professionals looking to make great money running a promotional products distributorship. It’s easy and inexpensive to get started and you can work from home.

© 2014, The Advertising Specialty Institute®. All Rights Reserved.

  • A business opportunity to reinvent your career in an exciting field
  • Work at home - for yourself - not by yourself
  • Make money selling ad specialties
  • Partner with a time-tested industry leader
  • Get started instantly with all the tools you need