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Jobless Claims Continue to Show Job Market Struggles in May

May has proven to be a hard time for the jobless claims, something that may play into the unemployment report for the month that will be released in two weeks or ...
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Mixed Bag on Inflation via CPI Reading

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its April inflation reading at the consumer level. Tuesday's report was the Consumer Price Index (CPI), came in at 0.4% on the headline ...
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Mixed Bag in Import and Export Prices for April

Thursday's economic reports might have included a very disappointing weekly jobless claims report, but we have now also seen a mixed report on import and export price trends in the ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Bring Back Scares to the Great Employment Economy

Weekly jobless claims posted a serious jump in the week ending May 7. The U.S. Department of Labor announced that seasonally adjusted claims rose a sharp 20,000 to 294,000. This ...
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BLS JOLTS Report Shows Almost 5.8 Million Job Openings in America

Each month brings a new unemployment and payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Each one of those is followed by the so-called JOLTS report — this is ...
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Payrolls Hope May Fade After Weekly Claims and Jobs Data

Friday's key economic report will be the unemployment and payrolls numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor. The consensus estimate of 200,000 nonfarm payrolls likely has started getting ratcheted down for ...
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Productivity Heads South as Labor Costs Keep Rising

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its report on nonfarm business sector labor productivity and unit labor costs for the first quarter of 2016. There has been a saying ...
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ADP Payrolls Disappointment Likely to Dampen Labor Department Payrolls Expectations

If there is one economic report that is used each month as a barometer for the direction of the payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor, it ...
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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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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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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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