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The Least Educated Cities

The pursuit of higher education is more common in America today than in previous generations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 41% of Americans aged 18 to ...
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The Most Educated Cities

The pursuit of higher education is more common in America today than in previous generations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 41% of Americans aged 18 to ...
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8 States With Unemployment Over 7%

The economic recovery is well enough underway that unemployment has finally dropped below 5.8%. It fell to that level in October. However, the recovery is very uneven. Eight states still ...
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10 Most Affordable Neighborhoods With the Best Schools

For many homebuyers, the top consideration when searching for a place to live is where their children will go to school. As a result, consistently stellar schools often go hand-in-hand ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Bounce Off Recovery Lows

The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending on November 15. The reading came in at 291,000, against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 284,000. ...
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Great Jobs News: Rate of Quitting Workers Highest Since 2008

The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary) report for the month of September. While this report has a one-month lag, it indicates ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Come Over the Top of Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims for the past week as 290,000, against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 280,000. The reading from the previous week was ...
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Will Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment Report Meet Expectations?

On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its Employment Situation report for the month of October. Weekly jobless claims have been dropping throughout October, and ADP released ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Suggest Strong Payrolls From Labor Department

The markets are getting some solid support for the jobs market ahead of Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report. Strong jobs data has been seen on Wednesday morning from TrimTabs ...
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Employment Situation Preview

On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor will release the Employment Situation numbers for the month of October. As weekly jobless claims have been dropping over the course of ...
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Five American Cities Back From the Dead

The Great Recession was hard on most of the country, but few areas were hit harder than the rust belt. Since the end of the recession, however, many of the ...
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States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Think

The U.S. federal poverty line has been determined using the same general framework since the mid-1960s. In that time, the official measure has come under criticism as an inadequate way ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post Larger-Than-Expected Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest installment of weekly jobless claims. The report came in at 283,000. Bloomberg was calling for 285,000. The prior week's reading was ...
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September CPI Avoids Deflation Fears

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Wednesday morning before the market opened. The CPI increased 0.1% in September, above the 0.0% expected by Bloomberg. ...
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month ...
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