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Labor Department Unemployment and Payrolls Get Curveball From ADP and TrimTabs

Friday's unemployment and payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department just became a lot more difficult to predict. ADP posted a very weak economic report on its payrolls for March, ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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Unemployment Drops Below 4% in 8 States

The headline from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on state unemployment for February is that Nebraska became the state with the lowest unemployment (2.7%), passing perennial leader North ...
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The Most Iconic Job in Each State

Whether it is a gaming supervisor in Nevada, a farm worker in California, an extraction worker in North Dakota, or a petroleum engineer in Texas, one occupation is often more ...
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CPI Manages to Escape Deflation

Investors and economists have worried that we are entering a deflationary cycle. A strong dollar, weak commodities and weak overseas economies are all to blame. The U.S. Labor Department has ...
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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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PPI Shows Big Deflationary Pressure

The U.S. Labor Department has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of February. In short, deflation is here, at least at the producer and wholesale level. Producer ...
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Massive Job Openings to Support Strong Jobs Markets for Months to Come

If you thought last week's February payrolls and unemployment report was too strong, the fresh Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for the month of January explains a lot of ...
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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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Youth Unemployment at an Amazing 17.1%

In Friday’s report on the employment situation in the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) disclosed that the unemployment rate for young people aged 16 to 19 remained ...
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Black Unemployment at 10.4%

In February, the unemployment rate among black or African American persons was 10.4%, nearly double the national rate of 5.5%. The unemployment rate among blacks or African Americans between ages ...
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Labor Dept. Payrolls Scream Higher Into Lower Unemployment

The U.S. Labor Department has released its payrolls data and unemployment rate for the month of February. While the markets have been all in favor of growth and good data, ...
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10 Disappearing Middle Class Jobs

The United States shed 8.7 million jobs from the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 until the economy began regaining jobs in March 2010. Although the ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

Approximately 8.7 million U.S. jobs were lost during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009. While all those jobs have been recovered, the nation’s unemployment rate remains above the level ...
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