U.S. Economy Adds 304K Jobs During December (2/4/2019)
Story by Woodall's Campground Management
The economy added 304,000 jobs in the month of January, according to data released Friday (Feb. 1) by the Bureau of Labor Statistics — a far greater number than the 165,000 that economists had predicted.
The surge in hiring comes despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, mounting concern about a global economic slowdown, and a lack of key economic data being generated while some government agencies were not fully operational.
The nation's unemployment rate ticked upwards to 4% and wage growth held steady at 3.2%.
The shutdown appears to have had little impact on job growth, partly because President Donald Trump approved back pay for furloughed government workers, which means the 800,000 employees who worked without pay were still included in the jobs count.
For the full story click here.
Industry Videos> See All Videos
Capital Talk: RVB Q&A with Michael Terlep
RVBusiness talks with Michael Terlep, group general manager of Forest River Inc. and president of Coachmen RV, on the topics of the 2018 Dealer Open House and the state of the RV industry.
2018 Overland Expo East
Popular YouTube full-time RV celebrities Joe and Kait Russo pay a visit to the 2018 Overland Expo East, which was Nov. 9-11 at Reeb Ranch near Asheville, N.C., where they toured quite a few 4x4 recreational vehicles.
GoRVing Canada - Seasonal camping - ReUnite
Go RVing Canada showcases seasonal camping, which helps "time-strapped friends and families get away more often. When you own a park model or RV and rent a site at a nearby campground for a full season, it's easy to leave the RV hooked up, stocked up, and ready."