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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue With Strength

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its reading on weekly jobless claims. People who applied for jobless benefits decreased by 14,000 to 298,000. This was a decline from the previous level ...
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CPI Shows Tame Inflation in July

The U.S. Labor Department gave us the formal inflation reading for the month of July on Tuesday morning. The good news is that inflation concerns have abated. July’s Consumer Price ...
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States With Unemployment Under 5%

The national jobless rate continues to hover above 6% and, based on several government forecasts, will not drop below the 5% that marks a complete economic recovery for several years. ...
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PPI Shows Taming Wholesale Inflation

The U.S. Labor Department Friday morning released the Producer Price Index (PPI) for July, which effectively measures wholesale inflation. As a reminder, this is PPI reading now measures final demand. ...
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Will July PPI Show More Inflation Risks?

Is there inflation or not? That is just one of the million-dollar questions out there right now? We will find out on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time when ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Back Above 300,000

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its weekly jobless claims. The number of people who applied for jobless benefits increased back above the 300,000 level to 311,000 claims. This was ...
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Job Openings Highest in Over a Decade

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for the month of June. This JOLTS report compares hirings, firings and employees ...
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Top 6 Economic Reports for the Week Ahead

As we enter mid-August, the economic calendar still has some important reports on deck for the week ahead. 24/7 Wall St. has created a brief preview for the top economic ...
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Will Unit Labor Costs Confirm Wage Inflation Fears?

Friday morning will bring the quarterly report on nonfarm productivity and unit labor costs. With the Employment Cost Index from last week having shown a pop much higher for the ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Not Only Not Rising, They Are Wonderful!

The U.S. Labor Department has released its report on weekly jobless claims. We were wondering just on Wednesday whether the prior trend of higher claims would continue, and now we ...
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States Where It’s Hardest to Find Full-Time Work

While the labor market has improved significantly since the depths of the recession in 2009, high underemployment may be an indication that the economy is still struggling. As of the ...
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Will Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Grow?

Thursday will mark yet another Labor Department report covering weekly jobless claims. The question we and others will be asking is whether we have seen a cycle peak in jobless ...
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Conference Board Shows Continued Good News in Employment Trends

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, the so-called ETI, has been released for the month of July. It looks a tad better than Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. July's ETI ...
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Personal Income and Spending Rise in June, but Not Massively

With the Labor Department reporting unemployment and payrolls for July, the report on personal income and spending for June may seem like a bit of an afterthought. Fortunately, this report ...
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Labor Department Cools Fears of Runaway Payrolls Growth and Wage Inflation

The Labor Department managed to release its July unemployment and payrolls report without spooking the markets into a panic that rate hikes and the end of stimulus would have to ...
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