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Unemployment at Post-Recession Low, With Dismal Participation Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the highly awaited unemployment and payrolls report for the month of June. All in all, it looks like an inline report, but the ...
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Unemployment Remains Above 20% in 2 Cities

Unemployment rates in two American cities are closer to the jobless rate of Greece than that of the United States. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest in ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Act to Book-End Labor Department Unemployment and Payrolls

Thursday will mark two key events, the first being the U.S. Department of Labor's report for unemployment and new payrolls for the month of June. The second will be that ...
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States Drinking the Most Beer

About 213,029 barrels of beer, or 6.6 billion gallons, were shipped into the United States in 2013, down slightly from the year before. U.S. beer shipments, used to capture consumption ...
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CPI Ticks Up but Remains Under Fed Target

The U.S. Labor Department has released its latest reading on retail inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.4% in the month of May, and the core CPI (excluding ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Hardly Weak

The U.S. Labor Department has released its weekly jobless claims reading for the past week, and this marked the 15th consecutive week with a claims report of fewer than 300,000. ...
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The Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed

Since it peaked at 9.6% in 2010, the U.S. annual unemployment rate has declined every year, reaching 6.2% in 2014. While the country may be on the path to ...
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US Job Openings Now at All-Time High

When you hear that employers cannot find workers, or that job seekers are not happy with the available jobs, some market and economic watchers scratch their heads. Now a new ...
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Long-Term Unemployment Still at 2.4 Million

While the number of people employed in the United States surged higher by 280,000 in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 5.5%, the count of the long-term unemployed stayed at 2.4 ...
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When a Strong Labor Department Jobs Report Is Treated Badly

With stocks and bonds so worried about the coming Federal Reserve rate hikes, the markets have been extremely focused on the news front around jobs. Now we have the U.S. ...
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States With the Highest Jobless Rates

By Larry Ramer Most of the states with the highest unemployment rates have seen their labor markets rebound over the past year, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. In ...
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Unemployment in Nebraska Drops to 2.5%

The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4%, essentially unchanged from March. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.5% in Nebraska. No other ...
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10 Reasons the Federal Reserve Cannot Panic on Interest Rate Hikes

Whether you are a consumer, a business owner, an investor or merely a saver, the next big thing for the markets that comes with serious economic risks is the impending ...
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PPI Brings More News of Deflation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that the Producer Price Index for final demand fell by 0.4% in April. The seasonally adjusted figure is compared to a ...
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Why the Natural Unemployment Rate May Now Be Lower

The Chicago Federal Reserve recently released a report showing its projections regarding the changing labor force composition and the natural rate of unemployment. What is interesting about the observation is ...
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