US companies grew its human Resource input. PHOTO | CNBC
US companies grew its human Resource input. PHOTO | CNBC

The US President boasts for creating a conducive business environment in the US. More jobs were created compared to the Previous years by March 2020. The government has surpassed its forecast for 2020 job market human resource input.

 Kenyan Government promised 500,000 jobs in five years, only to get negative 100,000 unemployed in the market. Hundreds of companies continued closing down their business due to double taxation, bad working environment and bad and unfavourable business conditions.

 In the United States, things were different despite coronavirus scare. Nonfarm payrolls grew far more than expected in February as companies extended to hire amid a growing coronavirus scare.

 The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy added 273,000 new jobs during the month, while the unemployment rate was 3.5%, equaling its lowest level in more than 50 years.

An alternative measure of joblessness that counts those not looking for work and holding part-time jobs for economic reasons edged higher to 7%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for payroll growth of 175,000 and a 3.5% jobless level.

Average hourly earnings grew by 3% over the past year, in line with estimates, while the average workweek, acknowledged key measure of productivity, nudged up to 34.4 hours. There was more good news for the jobs market: The previous two months’ estimates were revised higher by a total of 85,000. December moved up from 147,000 to 184,000, while January went from 225,000 to 273,000.

Those revisions brought the three-month average up to a robust 243,000 while the average monthly gain in 2019 was 178,000. Gains were spread across a multitude of sectors as the total employment level hit 158.8 million, near its December 2019 record. Health care and social assistance influenced the way in job creation with 57,000 new positions.

Food services and drinking places both added 53,000 while government employment grew by 45,000 due to Census hiring and state government education. Construction added 42,000 while professional, technical services contributed 32,000 and finance rose by 26,000, part of a 160,000 gain over the past 12 months. In the survey of households, employment rose by 126,000 while the ranks of the unemployed decreased by 105,000.

 “While it’s too early to see the impact of the coronavirus on the labour market, we can say the labour market was in a good place before the virus began to spread,” said Nick Bunker, economic research director at job placement firm Indeed. “But the next few months will be a test of just how resilient this labour market is.”

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