- ► 2008 (159)
- Personal Flower Distribution
- LG and Axiom Telecom announce Middle East Distribu...
- Tax Gap hits Quarter Trillion - Expect More Audits...
- Simmons Jannace & Stagg Full Service Law Firm
- Wal-Mart Agrees to Pay $33.5 million in roll-Backw...
- The Blockbuster Triple Play
- Valentines Day Gifts
- Fed Likely to Stay the Course Too
- Ford Posts Record Loss
- Belisi Brand Designs Clothing Accessories
- Wal-Mart gets Picky About Fabrics
- Could Blister Packaging Bring Environmental Fines?...
- Civil Engineering Recruiters
- Cingular Wireless to be Rebranded as AT&T
- Maven Mappers Covers CES
- Beyond Blossoms Flowers
- Unemployment Holds in December
- Adelphia Exits Bankruptcy to Wind Down
- DotFlowers Flower Delivery
- Minyard Food Stores closing Texas Distribution Cen...
- Wal-Mart Employee Accused of stealing $80k in iPod...
- Epocrates Online
- Internet Spending up 26% Spending surges over $100...
- Chrysler Catching up On Inventory Glut
- Online Stock Options Tool Free Trial
- The Home Depot CEO to Agrees with Board to Resign
- ▼ January (26)
Unemployment held at 4.5% in December as the United States added 167,000 jobs. Researchers do not yet see a link to a housing and construction slow down impacting unemployment numbers.
This closes out the year with an average unemployment rate of 4.6% down 0.5% from 2005's 5.1 percent rate of unemployment.
The average hourly rate also increased in December up 4.2 percent to $17.04.
To close out the year the country added 1.8 million jobs in 2006. Hiring was not focused on any individual sectors even though manufacturing jobs continued to see a decline. All other job performance sectors seemed very strong with Health Care and Restaurants and Bars seeing 300k plus additions each covering more than one third of the total gains for the year.