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Fired Businessman

Weekly Jobless Claims Lend Further Support for Strong Jobs Market

On a morning where investors got their first formal reading for the first quarter's gross domestic product, maybe the reading for weekly jobless claims from the U.S. Department of Labor ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Back to 1973

The U.S. Department of Labor has delivered another round of weekly jobless claims, and the numbers were much better than expected. Claims in the week ending April 16 were only ...
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Jobless

1 Million People Still Out of Work in California

The unemployment rate in March in California was 5.4%. However, the state's labor force is so large that 1,020,019 people were out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor ...
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Consumer Inflation Shows Lower but Mixed Readings for March

Following an unexpectedly negative Producer Price Index (PPI) for March, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) also showed that consumer inflation was weaker than expected for the month. The headline CPI ...
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Inflation Ahead

Will Producer, Consumer Prices Continue to Show Inflation?

If you have looked at the prices at the gas pump, you might expect that prices are deflationary. If you have medical costs or rent, you might think that there ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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Job Openings Flat in February

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) on Tuesday. In a survey completed earlier this year, over half of Americans ...
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Payrolls Increase Marginally Higher Than Expected, as Does Unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that March nonfarm payrolls rose by 215,000 and the unemployment rate ticked up by 0.1% to a reading of 5.0%. With Federal Reserve Chair ...
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Fired Businessman

Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher Ahead of Key Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its last official labor number on Thursday before Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report. The weekly jobless claims report for the week ending March ...
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ADP Payrolls Nails the Number

ADP released its National Employment Report, showing that the private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs in March. This figure was more or less in line with the consensus estimates ...
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3 States Have Unemployment Under 3%

As unemployment dropped to 4.9% in February, three states had unemployment rates of under 3%. They were New Hampshire at 2.7%, South Dakota at 2.7%, and North Dakota at ...
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Unemployment Above 6% in 6 States

The unemployment level in the United States in February was 4.9%. Six states lagged well behind that with jobless rates above 6%, which shows how uneven the rebound from the ...
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Miner

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Within the nation’s robust and diverse economy, each state stands out in certain trades and industries. Texas has established itself as the country’s largest oil producer, California the largest agricultural ...
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Ames Iowa Unemployment Rate Lowest in America at 2.5%

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the January version of its "civilian labor force and unemployment by state and metropolitan area" report, Ames, Iowa, had the lowest rate of ...
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Jobless

Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher, Yet Set Record Back to 1973

Thursday's economic report barrage included the U.S. Department of Labor's weekly jobless claims. The advanced claims for the week ending March 12 came in at a seasonally adjusted 265,000. This may ...
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