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01 Apr 2016

The Welch Consulting Employment Index once again showed continued strength in March, rising to 99.5 from 99.3 in January and 98.4 in March 2015.  

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04 Mar 2016

The Welch Consulting Employment Index showed continued strength in February, rising to 99.3 from 99.2 in January and 98.4 in February 2015.    

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05 Feb 2016

The Welch Consulting Employment Index showed continued strengthening in January, up from 99.2 from 99.0 in December and 98.2 in January 2015.    

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08 Jan 2016

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased again in December, demonstrating continued strength in labor markets. The index rose from 98.6 in November to 99.0 in December, up from 98.0 in December 2014.    

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04 Dec 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index showed no change in November, holding steady at its highest level since December, 2008.  At 98.6, the index is 0.6 points higher than it was in December 2014.   

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06 Nov 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose 0.2 in October, hitting its highest level since December, 2008. The increase reverses the small dip in the index seen in September.  The September value of the index is 0.4 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.   

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02 Oct 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index fell 0.1 in September after a gain of 0.2 in August.  The decline brings the index 0.1 below the May value of 98.5.  The September value of the index is 0.4 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.   

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04 Sep 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose 0.2 in August after a gain of 0.1 in July.  These two increases bring the index back to its May value of 98.5.  The index is 0.5 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.  

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07 Aug 2015

In July the Welch Consulting Employment Index made a small gain of 0.1 point, moving up to 98.3.

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02 Jul 2015

In June the Welch Consulting Employment Index fell back to its April level of 98.2, down from a recent high of 98.5 in May.

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05 Jun 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index for May came in at 98.5, a notable increase over 98.2 in April. The strong employment situation seen in the Welch Index is also visible in the BLS reports of non-farm payrolls increasing by 280,000 jobs

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08 May 2015

The Welch Consulting Employment Index shows a small decline in April, down 0.1 point from March, to 98.2.  The Welch Index measures full-time equivalent employment, adjusting for population growth and the aging of the workforce.  A constant index from February to March means that full-time equivalent employment grew at the same rate as the adult population in the past month.  The Welch Index is about 1.0% higher than it was one year ago.  Full-time equivalent employment has been increasing about 1.0% faster than adult population growth over the past two years (after making adjustments for the aging of the U.S. adult population).  The Welch Index of 98.2 indicates that full-time equivalent employment is 1.8% below its level in the base year of 2004, after adjusting for population growth and changes in the age distribution of the labor force.  

The Welch Consulting Employment Index for women held steady at 99.9.  The Welch Index for men fell to 96.9 from 97.0, reversing the prior month’s increase. The men’s index and the women’s index have increased by similar amounts in the past year - 1.1% for men and 0.9% for women. While women have recovered most of the job losses suffered during the recession of 2008 and 2009, the men’s index is still 3.1% below its level in the base year of 2004.

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