U.S. adds 175,000 Jobs in February 2014 Despite Snowfall

Posted by bladm on March 27, 2014

A happy surprise to many economists, the BLS data for the month of February revealed a national increase of 175,000 jobs. This was fortunately more than their original projections of 140,000-150,000, which were only estimated because of harsh winter conditions taking over much of the country.

This month’s job growth was significantly higher than the last two months, but was not enough to significantly change the national unemployment rate. The national unemployment rate steadily sits at just 6.7 percent because many economists pointed out that there should be more consistency with month-over-month job creation prior to lowering the national rate.

National unemployment rate stays stagnant at 6.7 percent for Feb 2014

Professional and Business Services are Hot Despite Freezing Temperatures

The Professional and Business Services industry saw an increase of 79,000 jobs in February, which is surprisingly higher than it’s monthly average of only 56,000 jobs. Of the roughly 19 million Americans who were employed in the Professional and Business Services sector, 2,800,300 were temporary employment opportunities, which is an increase of 24,400 positions. This was surprising due to the frigid winter plaguing most of the country for the past three months. With spring approaching, will this sector heat up even more? Only time – and the weather – will tell.

BLS Jobs Report shows that 175,000 jobs were added in February 2014

Creative Industry Insights

Web Developers Currently Ranked #9 in the 100 Best Jobs

According to U.S. News Money, Web Developers are currently number 9 on their list of 100 best jobs – and number 3 in terms of best technology jobs. Why is this?

With an unemployment rate of only 4.2 percent, web developers are in demand thanks to the boom of businesses perfecting their online presence. Making beautiful websites with great user experience is a tough job, but with proper training and a bachelor’s degree, talented web developers know exactly what to do.

Web developers may see some trouble as the shift to mobile begins, but with a certificate in Mobile Application Development, as recommended by Nelly Yusupova, CTO of Webgrrls International, you may be more successful and add longevity and staying power to your career.

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