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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with another weekly jobless claims reading. Weekly claims rose by 24,000 to 329,000 in the past week, and the prior week's reading was revised ...
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North Dakota Unemployment Rate at 2.6%

Attribute it to the benefits of shale. North Dakota, much of which sits atop of the Bakken Formation, one of the largest natural gas formations in the world, has a ...
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Another Solid Week for Jobless Claims

The U.S. Labor Department has released its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the figure rose by 2,000 to 304,000. The prior week's reading was revised higher to 302,000 from ...
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Consumer Inflation Ticks Higher in March

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the month of March did not follow the exact same gains as last week's Producer Price Index. That generally takes two months or even ...
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Inflation Finally Arrives — at Least at the Wholesale Level

If the Federal Reserve ever wanted to see some inflation -- as they keep claiming (careful what you wish for) -- the Labor Department just gave a first piece of ...
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Great Jobless Claims Reading Largely Ignored

The Labor Department showed that weekly claims were down by a whopping 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ending April 5. Bloomberg had the estimate at 318,000, and the report ...
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More Good News on the Jobs Front

More good news is out on employment. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) rose in March. Monday's report seems to somewhat shadow the gains seen in Friday's unemployment and ...
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Labor Department Has Unexpected Score on Unemployment and Payrolls

The U.S. Labor Department has issued its key unemployment and payrolls data for the month of March. With stocks at an all-time high, the trader and market participation interest was ...
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TrimTabs Shows Higher Payrolls Growth Ahead of Labor Department

Wednesday already brought a fairly strong payrolls report from ADP, which may foreshadow higher payrolls from the Labor Department due on Friday morning. Now we have another report signaling strength ...
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ADP Foreshadows Strong Payrolls Gain From Labor Department

ADP private sector payrolls data was one of the key metrics we were looking for ahead of Friday's key unemployment and payrolls reports. It is a large gain, but perhaps ...
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Full Payrolls and Unemployment Preview, Plus Six Pre-Jobs Indicators to Watch

This Friday will bring the highly anticipated Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Investors get many previews of what the unemployment and payrolls reports look like, but ...
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Ten Cities Where Young People Can’t Find Work

As the United States recovers jobs lost during the recession, young Americans are still experiencing a much longer decline in their employment prospects. Between 2000 and 2012, job opportunities for ...
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Unemployment Continues to Cripple Four States

Unemployment in the United States dropped to 6.7% in February, well below the 10% level it reached at the worst of the Great Recession. While the figure is not as ...
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The 10 Best Part-Time Jobs

The government calls them "people who are employed part time for economic reasons." In other words, these people want full-time jobs, but cannot get them. More than seven million Americans ...
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Ten American Cities With the Highest Unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its data on unemployment by city for January. In general, the news was very good. Jobless rates were lower in 367 of the ...
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