According to monthly jobs report published in July 2017 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. economy generated 222,000 new jobs in June 2017. The unemployment rate relatively steady at 4.4%, as did the labor-force participate rate at 62.8%. Employment growth has averaged 180,000 per month so far in 2017.
Unemployment by Reason
Employment gains this month were strongest in healthcare (+37,000), professional and business services (+35,000) and social assistance (+23,000). Additionally, employment in financial activities grew by 17,000 jobs and in mining by 8,000 jobs.
Employment and Average Hourly Earnings by Industry
Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 4 cents to $26.25. Through 2017, average hourly earnings have grown by 2.5%
The Highest-Paying Jobs in America
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s BLS, these are the top 8 highest-paying jobs in the United States currently.
Are Programming Jobs Leaving Silicon Valley?
Silicon Valley has been the home of the software industry for decades. But increasingly, programming jobs are starting to leave California and spread out to other metro areas of the country. Similar to how finance work no longer happens just on Wall Street, programming is now all across America.
“Software” Jobs Shifts, 2012 to 2017
Source: Quartz & Glassdoor