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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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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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Mixed Inflation and Deflation News in Consumer Prices

Last week's report on the Labor Department's Producer Price Index showed that deflationary pressures were rising on the wholesale level. Now we have retail inflation and deflation numbers out via ...
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The Deflation Debate Gets Louder After Producer Prices

The fears of deflation due to lower energy prices and lower demand are likely to get stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) was ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Steady

Weekly jobless claims were reported by the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday morning as 294,000. This reading was against a Bloomberg estimate of 295,000. The previous level was unchanged at 297,000, so no ...
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The Worst States for Black Americans

Racial disparities in social and economic outcomes exist in all parts of the United States. Black Americans make about 62 cents for every dollar earned by white Americans. Black Americans ...
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Total Blowout on Labor Department Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor released the November Employment Situation report Friday morning. This report comes on the heels of a positive ISM manufacturing report and positive ADP and TrimTabs ...
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Very Different Payroll Gains From ADP and TrimTabs Ahead of Unemployment

This Friday's unemployment and payrolls report for November will be widely watched by economists, investors and business owners very closely. ADP and TrimTabs try to pinpoint their projections ahead of ...
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What to Expect From the Labor Department Unemployment Report on Friday

The U.S. Department of Labor will release the Employment Situation report for the month of November this coming Friday morning. This report comes on the heels of a positive ISM ...
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10 Best Cities for Waiters

Most waiters expect a 20% tip for good service, but does this actually happen? According to data collected from Americans using digital payment service Square, the average tip in the ...
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The Least Educated Cities

The pursuit of higher education is more common in America today than in previous generations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 41% of Americans aged 18 to ...
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The Most Educated Cities

The pursuit of higher education is more common in America today than in previous generations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 41% of Americans aged 18 to ...
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8 States With Unemployment Over 7%

The economic recovery is well enough underway that unemployment has finally dropped below 5.8%. It fell to that level in October. However, the recovery is very uneven. Eight states still ...
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