According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report February 3rd, 2012, “total non farm payroll employment rose by 243,000 in January and the unemployment rate decreased to 8.3%.
Job Growth was widespread in the private sector with significant employment gains in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing. Government employment changed little over the month.
Ensuing to this report, it has been generally agreed by all major forecasters that the number of jobs added was significantly greater than expected. Forecasts in the 125,000 to 150,000 had been the expected figure. The unemployment rate remains high, with uncertainty whether job gains will be steady or erratic in future months.
Small Business Loan Resources:
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis – Provides statistics on consumer spending, corporate profits, travel and tourism and much more.
Entrepreneurworld – Resource for Entrepreneurs, including starting your own business, growing your business.
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Provides companies with up to date information on employment, demand, hiring, productivity and other information that may be useful to companies.
International Trade Administration – Creates jobs and economic growth by promotingU.S. companies abroad to governments in other countries.
More Small Business Loan resources:
Department of Labor – Provides information on many labor issues that can be useful to companies, such as insurance, regulation, wages, wage hours, compensation, safety and health
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office –U.S. office to file patents to protect a companies new or existing proprietary products.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency – Promotes U.S. Exports to Foreign Countries, please review if your company is interested in exporting goods to foreign countries.
CEO Refresher – A monthly newsletter on creative leadership ideas. Short articles, brief book reviews, models, management tools, quotations and commentary.
E-Network for CEOs – Online articles and much more for CEO’s
Public Radio Planet Money – All issues money related to the public.
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