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The American $52,000 Household Income

The Labor Department data which show that wages and benefits only grew .2% in the June quarter, served as a reminder of the struggle Americans have to make to simply ...
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Little to No Inflation in Employment Costs

With Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve hoping and looking for any good news on higher prices and getting inflation back up to 2% or more, any aspect of pricing ...
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Q2 GDP Shows Growth, But Not Strong Enough

Investors, economists, and business owners just got to see their first view of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2015. The US economy grew by 2.3% in ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Plummet to 1973 Lows

The U.S. Labor Department has released a solid weekly jobless claims report for the week ending July 18. Its advance report for seasonally adjusted initial claims was down a massive ...
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Five States With Highest Unemployment

The national unemployment rate for June was 5.3%, essentially unchanged from May. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.6% in Nebraska. No other ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Headed Back in Right Direction

The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims on Thursday, showing a drop of 15,000 to 281,000. That is the good news. The bad news is that last ...
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PPI Erases at Least Some Deflation Fears

The U.S. Labor Department has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of June. This is still the relatively new calculation using "final demand," but it may cause ...
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10 Cities Where Incomes Are Growing (and Shrinking) the Fastest

Personal incomes grew by 0.8% across the nation in 2013. While some metropolitan areas were among the largest contributors to the growth, in over 100 urban regions, incomes declined. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpected Rise Back Toward 300,000

This past week brought an unusual rise in weekly jobless claims, up 15,000 to 297,000. Bloomberg was calling for a reading of only 276,000. It is very possible that the ...
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20 Cities With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and Poor

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion became a majority share. Since 2007, the shares of ...
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Job Openings at New High, While Labor Force Participation Rate Looks Dismal

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) report. America had a total number of 5.4 million job openings on the last ...
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More Than 2 Million People Still Unemployed Long Term

The ranks of the long-term unemployed -- those out of work for 27 weeks or more -- were 2.1 million in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This ...
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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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