|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
  
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
News Headline : > UAE cabinet approves opening of embassy in Tel Aviv   > Over 3,000 detained in protests across Russia   > Fire at garment factory in Kamlapur brought under control   > Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief   > Homes for the homeless: Hasina kicks off Ashrayan-2 in Mujib Borsho   > Gulf accord will not hurt Iran-Qatar ties: Experts   > Israel concerned over Biden’s stance on Iran, Palestine   > Pakistan Announces Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile   > 20 lakh free COVID-19 vaccines reach Dhaka   > Oil slips on surprise rise in US crude stocks  

   Business
US economy loses 140,000 jobs, unemployment at 6.7%
  9, January, 2021, 1:35:8:AM

Ovunc Kutlu

The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7%, the Department of Labor announced Friday.

 

The market estimate for nonfarm payrolls was an increase of 71,000 for December, while job additions for November were revised up by 91,000 from 245,000 to 336,000, according to data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

The unemployment rate, however, managed to beat the market expectation as the consensus for it was to increase to 6.8% in December.

 

The number of unemployed individuals in the US also remained unchanged at 10.7 million last month, as roughly 11 million people in the world`s largest economy are still without any employment since they lost their jobs in March and April due to the novel coronavirus.

 

"Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for teenagers and Hispanics increased in December," the report said.

 

Among the unemployed, in addition, the number of people on temporary layoff also increased by 277,000 last month to reach 3 million.

 

Leisure and hospitality sector posted the worst decline in employment as it shed 498,000 jobs in December, according to the figures.

 

Private sector data released Wednesday also showed the sector in the US lost 123,000 jobs in December, marking its first monthly decline since April.

 

The President-elect Joe Biden administration is immediately expected to introduce and urge the Congress to pass a relief bill around $1 trillion after his inauguration on Jan. 20, which would include stimulus checks for jobless Americans.

Despite the weak job figures, major indexes in the US stock market were heading Friday for a higher opening after they reached new record high levels on previous day.

Futures of the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 were up by 0.23% and 0.34%, respectively, before market opening at 09.15 a.m. EDT (1415 GMT), while the Nasdaq future was up 0.57%.



  
  সর্বশেষ
Under Biden administration Bangladesh-US ties can reach new height
President for focusing on research with general education
UAE cabinet approves opening of embassy in Tel Aviv
Kuwait emir reappoints prime minister to form new cabinet

Chief Advisor : Md. Tajul Islam Editor : Fatema Islam Tania Executive Editor : MM Rahmatullah.
Address : 219 Fakirerpul (1st Lane) Motijheel Dhaka-1000.
Phone : 02-7193878 Mobile : 01970090514 E-mail : muslimtimes19@gmail.com
Developed By : Dynamic Solution IT   Dynamic Scale BD