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August Job Growth Tanks; Unemployment Rate Dives

The U.S. Department of Labor released its August payroll and unemployment data Friday morning, and the data could toss a monkey wrench into arguments that the economy is ready for ...
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What to Expect From Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls

Friday's unemployment reading will be one of the last big-data economic reports that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has before its two-day meeting starting September 16 to decide whether ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Lower

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 271,000 in the past week. This breaks what had been a growing series of upticks in ...
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Jobless Claims Tick Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with another weekly jobless claims reading. Claims rose 4,000 last week to 277,000. This is the fourth straight week with claims ticking higher, but ...
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America’s Most Segregated Cities

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods has declined over the past several decades but it remains very high. Meanwhile, residential segregation by income has risen sharply from the relatively low levels ...
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Higher PPI May Not Matter to Fed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand in July, with a gain of 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis. Bloomberg had a ...
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Import and Export Prices Back to Deflation, Even Before China Devalued

With China devaluing its currency, the fears will be brought up all over again about global deflation being exported from the world's largest manufacturing destination. That will keep pressure on ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its reading on weekly jobless claims for the first week of August. The number of seasonally adjusted initial claims was 274,000 for the ...
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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Make for Healthy Jobs Market

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. This is the so-called JOLTS report and it comes with a one-month lag. The ...
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Nonfarm Productivity Ticks Back Up With Rise in Labor Costs

It turns out that nonfarm productivity managed to post a small gain in the second quarter of 2015. While that gain was smaller than expected, there may be some relief ...
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The Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

The U.S. labor market has improved considerably since the depths of the recession in 2009. However, traditional measures of the labor market may not always tell the full story. Despite ...
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When Payrolls and Unemployment Just Meet Estimates

If you were paying much attention to the financial media over the past week or so, you would think that the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates and every other ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Create No Change to Unemployment Expectations

Thursday's economic data gave us the last bit of what to expect for the formal employment situation report on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims ...
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ADP and TrimTabs See Different Direction on Payroll Growth in July

With all eyes looking out for this Friday's employment situation report from the U.S. Department Labor, economists and investors alike are searching for any hints they can find regarding how ...
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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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