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Jobless Claims Hit New Decade Low

The U.S. Labor Department is out with yet another installment of its weekly jobless claims report. While many of the economic numbers have been disappointing on a larger scale, the ...
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The Richest County in Each State

In his recent State of the Union address, president Barack Obama asked, “will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ...
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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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The Best States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population is growing rapidly. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to an estimated 44.7 ...
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The Worst States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population has grown exponentially in recent decades. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to ...
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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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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

The American economy is by many measures well on the road to full recovery. The national unemployment rate was 6.2% in 2013, down from 9.3% in 2009; U.S. gross domestic ...
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The Easiest (and Hardest) Jobs to Keep

Although the U.S. unemployment rate has been steadily declining for some time, jobs remain scarce for many Americans. While some trades and skills remain in demand or carry the promise ...
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Unemployment Improves, Yet Labor Force Participation Hits Multiyear Low

The U.S. Department of Labor released the Unemployment Situation Report for the month of December. Overall, there was a solid pace in December, which signaled continued momentum for the labor ...
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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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The Poorest County in Each State

In each state, there was at least one county with a median annual household income more than $7,000 lower than the state's median income. Virginia and Maryland had counties with ...
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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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6 States Have Unemployment Rates Below 4%

The unemployment rate in the United States was 5.8% in November. While that is down from 10% during the worst of the recession, it is still above 5%, which what ...
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The Cities With the Largest Homes

American families tend to spend about a third of their annual income on housing. Yet, depending on their location and the level of the family’s income, home sizes can vary ...
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7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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