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Obamas Paid $93,362 in 2014 Federal Taxes

The average annual income of the top 1% of U.S. earners sits somewhere around $500,000, depending on the source of data. Based on that number, the Obamas are nearly there. ...
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Unemployment Above 20% in El Centro, Calif.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in March. In February, the most recent month in which cities were measured, the jobless rate in El Centro, Calif., was 21.3%, the only ...
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Job Growth Gets Slaughtered in March

The U.S. Department of Labor released its March payroll and unemployment data Friday morning, and it is hard to imagine how it could have been much worse. The Labor Department ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its weekly jobless claims report. The number of unemployment filings rose by 1,000 to 291,000 in the past week. Thursday's report also indicated ...
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New York Worst City for Job Creation

The New York-Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the largest in the United States, with its population of nearly 20 million. It is also the worst for job creation, according to ...
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US Has Almost 800,000 Police Officers

There are some 780,000 police and detectives in the United States. That number is expected to climb by 5%, or 41,400, between now and 2022. These jobs pay fairly well, ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Soar

The U.S. Labor Department has released, yet again, another somewhat disappointing reading for weekly jobless claims. Initial claims rose by a sharp 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted reading of 320,000. ...
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What to Expect From This Week’s Unemployment Reports

With the first week of the month comes the unemployment reports for the previous month. In this case we will be checking the numbers from February as they come in this ...
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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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