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Weekly Jobless Claims Keep Looking Great

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported its weekly jobless claims for the week ending September 24. Its preliminary figure was an increase of 3,000 to 254,000 claims. The ...
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Producer Price Index Continues to Show No Serious Inflation Threat

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand for the month of August. This represents wholesale inflation — or at least it would ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Now at 80th Straight Week Under 300,000

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released another weekly jobless claims report, and it marks the 80th week in a row of less than 300,000 claims, the longest sub-300,000 streak since ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Now Under 300,000 for 79 Consecutive Weeks

The U.S. Department of Labor has released another low reading on weekly jobless claims. In the week ending September 3, seasonally adjusted initial claims were 259,000. This represents a decrease of ...
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When a Weak Payrolls Report Is a Good Thing

It's the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means: Time for another Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The unemployment rate remains very ...
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Rising Labor Costs Overshadow Negative Worker Productivity

With 2016 being an election year, everyone keeps getting reminded that the middle class and working class are not getting their fair slice of the economic pie. There might not ...
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ADP Sets Muted Tone for Department of Labor Payrolls Report

If economists and investors were hoping for a super-strong payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor this Friday, their hopes may have just been muted by the ADP Payrolls ...
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Highest Paying Jobs for High School Graduates

The typical college graduate in the United States makes roughly $23,000 more a year than the typical high school graduate. While a college degree generally qualifies workers for higher-paying jobs, ...
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18 Jobs Being Replaced by Robots

The number of jobs in the United States is projected to grow by 7% in the next decade. Advances in technology and evolving consumer demand will certainly create at least ...
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12 Jobs Being Lost to China

Since the beginning of the 21st century, millions of U.S. jobs have been displaced or eliminated due to cheaper foreign labor. Trade balance changes in China alone have displaced over ...
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Easiest (and Hardest) States to Find Full-Time Work

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs ...
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Consumer Inflation Remains Elusive — or Does It?

That 2.0% to 2.5% inflation target of the Federal Reserve is just proving to be more than elusive. The U.S. Department of Labor has released its consumer price index (CPI) ...
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Should Negative Labor Productivity Become a Political Hot Button?

As 2016 is an election year, the public is being force-fed endless rhetoric and data about what taxes are fair, how hourly wages need to rise, the wealth gap, a lack of ...
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July Payrolls Surge Unexpectedly Higher

If you ever wondered if the economists and market participants can get it very wrong, look no further than Friday's exceptionally stronger than expected payrolls report. The U.S. Department of ...
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Manufacturing and Production Point to Muted Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This week brought many economic reports on the services and manufacturing segments of the economy. All in all, these were mixed, but they add up to what may be a ...
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