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18 Jobs Being Replaced by Robots

The number of jobs in the United States is projected to grow by 7% in the next decade. Advances in technology and evolving consumer demand will certainly create at least ...
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12 Jobs Being Lost to China

Since the beginning of the 21st century, millions of U.S. jobs have been displaced or eliminated due to cheaper foreign labor. Trade balance changes in China alone have displaced over ...
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Easiest (and Hardest) States to Find Full-Time Work

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs ...
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Consumer Inflation Remains Elusive — or Does It?

That 2.0% to 2.5% inflation target of the Federal Reserve is just proving to be more than elusive. The U.S. Department of Labor has released its consumer price index (CPI) ...
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Should Negative Labor Productivity Become a Political Hot Button?

As 2016 is an election year, the public is being force-fed endless rhetoric and data about what taxes are fair, how hourly wages need to rise, the wealth gap, a lack of ...
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July Payrolls Surge Unexpectedly Higher

If you ever wondered if the economists and market participants can get it very wrong, look no further than Friday's exceptionally stronger than expected payrolls report. The U.S. Department of ...
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Manufacturing and Production Point to Muted Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This week brought many economic reports on the services and manufacturing segments of the economy. All in all, these were mixed, but they add up to what may be a ...
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ADP Sets Up Low Expectations for July Payrolls and Unemployment

The volatility in the jobs market has created a bit of a stir around each monthly unemployment and payrolls report. Now the expectations for the U.S. Department of Labor's nonfarm ...
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When Wholesale Inflation Rises, Maybe

Not all that long ago, the investing community was being led to believe that the United States never would have to worry about inflation and that the U.S. economic stagnation was starting to ...
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Are There Really Now Far Fewer Job Openings in America?

Americans have heard for years now that the jobs market is getting better, that higher pay is available elsewhere and that the unemployment and payrolls were improving. Politicians running for ...
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Huge Unexpected Boost in June Payrolls Report

Despite all the news of caution and concern, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) managed to show an upside blowout over expectations. The nonfarm payrolls rose by a sharp 287,000 in ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Bring No Omen for Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending July 1. Claims dropped by a much larger amount than expected, down to 254,000 from the ...
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ADP Report Adds Support for Better BLS Payrolls for June

ADP has released its National Employment Report for the month of June. This is viewed as a key directional indicator each month for the key unemployment and payrolls report from ...
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25 Most American Cities

The electorate for the upcoming election will be the most racially diverse in U.S. history. Polling data and election coverage have shown an increasingly polarized America, and political analysts have ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Thursday's barrage of economic data included a gain in weekly jobless claims. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly claims rose by 13,000 to 277,000 in the week ending ...
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