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CPI Moves From Inflation to Deflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August on Wednesday morning. Consumer prices fell in August, which creates a conundrum for a ...
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Food and Energy Put Pressure on PPI

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of August. Most readings came out flat with the previous month’s numbers. The PPI for final ...
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State With the Highest Deaths on the Job

Work-related deaths dropped slightly from 2012 to 2103, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), down from 4,628 to 4,405. Maybe worker safety programs are yielding better results. The ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its report on weekly jobless claims. Some economists were wondering if the Employment Situation's weak payrolls report from the previous week would have any ...
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Hiring, Quits, Firing — JOLTS Remains Virtually Unchanged

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, on Tuesday. The job openings and hiring statistics remained somewhat static from the ...
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Did the Labor Department Drastically Undercount August Payrolls?

The U.S. Labor Department issued its August Employment Situation report on Friday, and the numbers were so weak that many investors and economic watchers must be wondering if the numbers ...
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Weak Payrolls From Labor Dept. Not So Bad for Markets

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment Situation Report for August Friday morning. The knee-jerk reaction from seeing the number might be misleading for what this actually means. The ...
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ADP Payrolls Report Unlikely to Sway Labor Department Estimates

The ADP payrolls report was released Thursday morning, showing that private sector payrolls increased by 204,000 in the month of August. This came in short of Bloomberg’s estimate of 223,000, ...
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Labor Department Weekly Jobless Claims Remaining Low

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its reading on weekly jobless claims. Applications for jobless benefits rose by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ending August ...
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What to Expect in the Unemployment and Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor is set to report the official Employment Situation for August on Friday morning. The estimates for the month may not have significant changes from the July report, but you ...
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TrimTabs and Gallup Signal Strong Jobs Growth in August

Wednesday marked a 48-hour countdown to the Friday unemployment and payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department. While many investors try to use ADP Payrolls as a benchmark for the ...
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Small Business Hiring Trends Look Less Robust

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is signaling a mixed bag in pre-unemployment and pre-payrolls data for the month of August. The reading only started being issued earlier this year and it ...
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10 Best-Paying Jobs for High School Graduates

As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered. So far this year, the United States has added roughly 1.6 million jobs. ...
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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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