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Unemployment rate ticks upward but gas prices hold steady

BY HBSDealer Staff

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The latest update of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard includes updates on stocks, jobs and gas. All three are holding steady.

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released an employment report that showed the economy added 225,000 jobs in January. That’s above the consensus estimates of 164,000. The unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6%.

Read about jobs here.

Nine of the 10 companies tracked on the HBSDealer Stock Roundup are ahead of a year ago. The lone exception: BECN, down 2%.

January housing starts will be released Feb. 19.

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