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Inflation Ahead

When Wholesale Inflation Rises, Maybe

Not all that long ago, the investing community was being led to believe that the United States never would have to worry about inflation and that the U.S. economic stagnation was starting to ...
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Are There Really Now Far Fewer Job Openings in America?

Americans have heard for years now that the jobs market is getting better, that higher pay is available elsewhere and that the unemployment and payrolls were improving. Politicians running for ...
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Huge Unexpected Boost in June Payrolls Report

Despite all the news of caution and concern, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) managed to show an upside blowout over expectations. The nonfarm payrolls rose by a sharp 287,000 in ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Bring No Omen for Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending July 1. Claims dropped by a much larger amount than expected, down to 254,000 from the ...
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ADP Report Adds Support for Better BLS Payrolls for June

ADP has released its National Employment Report for the month of June. This is viewed as a key directional indicator each month for the key unemployment and payrolls report from ...
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25 Most American Cities

The electorate for the upcoming election will be the most racially diverse in U.S. history. Polling data and election coverage have shown an increasingly polarized America, and political analysts have ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Thursday's barrage of economic data included a gain in weekly jobless claims. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly claims rose by 13,000 to 277,000 in the week ending ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Not Signaling Any Major Changes Either Way

The U.S. Department of Labor has released yet another weekly jobless claims report. It turns out that the news did not get worse as other labor data has suggested of ...
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The Baffling Trends of Lower Productivity and Higher Labor Costs

One key component of growth, which ends up driving gross domestic product (GDP), is the nonfarm productivity reading, followed by unit labor costs. The second look at first-quarter productivity was ...
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Cities Americans Are Abandoning

Moving to a new city can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. Similarly, migration can have a significant impact on an area’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of ...
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The Best (and Worst) States to Be Unemployed

Unemployment in the United States has steadily improved over the past six and a half years. The unemployment rate today is half its mid-recession peak, and non-farm payroll employment has ...
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Relax About the Jobs Report, It’s Not That Bad

Meager job growth of only 38,000 jobs for May has the doomsayers and perma-bears all up in arms again. But as usual, precious few have reported Friday’s release on June ...
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May Delivers Massive Payrolls Disappointment, Despite Lower Unemployment

The U.S. Department of Labor just served up what looks like a very mixed employment situation report. The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.7% in May, versus 5.0% in April. ...
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States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% -- close to an ...
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How Friday’s Payrolls Report Could Skew Fed Rate Hike Expectations

Friday, June 3, 2016, will mark one of the most important economic readings of this summer. The U.S. Department of Labor will release its report on nonfarm payrolls, private sector ...
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