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Weekly Jobless Claims Blow Out Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended February 14, initial claims came in 21,000 below the previously revised ...
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Connecticut Lagged US in Job Creation in 2014

Connecticut fell below every other state in the nation in terms of job creation in 2014. North Dakota led the list. Clearly that could change this year as oil prices ...
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Labor Department JOLTS Report: Highest Job Openings Since 2001

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, or the JOLTS report, for December 2014. There is a lag here to the traditional employment ...
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Unemployment Still Far From 5% Recovery Level

Unemployment may tick down to 5.5% for January. While the figure is worth a cheer, it remains far from the less than 5% number that signals a full recovery. The ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Smoothing Out Recent Volatility

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended on January 31, initial claims came in 9,000 above the previously ...
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Unemployment Near 7% in 8 States

National nonfarm payroll unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in December, as the nation added 252,000 jobs. However, some portions of the nation, geographically, have been left behind as their jobless rates have held ...
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Union Membership Keeps Falling — BLS Data Summary

Looking back over the past several years, it seems the union movement has shriveled, both in size and influence. Federal government data show that to be true. Union membership has ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Break the Streak

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended on January 17, initial claims came in 10,000 below the previously ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Past Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims for the week ended on January 10. Initial claims came in 19,000 over the previously ...
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Employees Will Quit Rather Than Work for Too Little Pay

More than a third of U.S. workers surveyed say they will seek a new job this year if their current employers do not come through with a raise. Employees under ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Top Estimates but Keep the Streak Alive

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the latest report on weekly jobless claims. Initial claims came in at 294,000, compared to both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg consensus ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Signal Weak Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment

All eyes are supposed to be watching the U.S. Labor Department's key unemployment and payrolls report due this coming Friday morning. Unfortunately, the pre-payrolls views offered by ADP and by ...
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Euro Area Youth Unemployment at 24%

Anyone looking for a rapid recovery from Europe's deep and prolonged recession will find no comfort in the unemployment rate for the euro area in November. While the number was ...
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What to Expect From Labor Department’s Unemployment and Payrolls This Week

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its unemployment situation report for the month of December. Unlike November, this report comes on the heels of a negative ISM ...
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20 States Boost Minimum Wage

Some 20 states will increase their minimum wage today, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP). (Note that the organization had put out incorrect information last month when it remarked ...
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