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Why GDP Could Trump Unemployment in Importance This Week

In most months, the biggest single economic report is the Employment Situation report issued by the U.S. Department Labor on the first Friday of the month. That may not hold ...
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An Astounding and Amazing Weekly Jobless Claims Report From the Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department's report on weekly jobless claims blew the doors off the hinges. After last week's reading was revised to 303,000 from 302,000, the number came in at ...
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June CPI Shows Inflation Has Arrived — Or Has It?

The U.S. Labor Department gave us the formal inflation reading for the month of June on Tuesday morning. Most investors are more concerned about major earnings reports and economic recovery ...
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Five States With Unemployment Over 7%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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Five States With Unemployment Under 4%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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Labor Department Brings Great News on Jobless Claims

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the verdict is that it was great news. While other information is out that was not ...
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Labor Department Shows Inflation Uptick in Producer Prices

The U.S. Labor Department released its Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand for the month of June on Wednesday morning. We were worried that wholesale inflation would be stronger ...
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Why Producer Prices Could Show Inflationary Pressures

On Wednesday morning the markets will have to deal with yet another reading on inflation -- albeit at the wholesale level. The US Labor Department will report its reading for ...
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Solid Weekly Jobless Claims Report From the Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department has released its weekly jobless claims. Frankly, the market already had a stellar unemployment and payrolls report last week, and this data was covering the Fourth ...
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JOLTS Report: Hiring and Quits Support Stronger Jobs Market

As of the last day in May, there were roughly 4.6 million job openings in America, up from 4.5 million on the last business day of April, according to the ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls From June Bring Great Progress in Jobs

The U.S. Labor Department has released its June payrolls and unemployment report, and ADP's gains on Wednesday turned out to be more accurate than many skeptics thought. Unemployment came in ...
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What to Expect From Labor Department on Unemployment and Payrolls

This Thursday will mark a very unusual event in economic reporting. Since this week holds the first Friday of the month, we are supposed to get the Labor Department's Unemployment ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Signal Very Different Labor Department Payrolls Report

Stocks have closed at record levels yet again, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) came only a point or so shy of 17,000 ahead of this week's key Labor ...
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Ten States With the Most Student Debt

Average student debt levels have skyrocketed in recent years, reaching nearly $30,000 in 2012 from $18,650 in 2004. With debt levels swelling, President Barack Obama has recently addressed the issue, ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Come in Lower but Look Flat

The U.S. Labor Department has issued its weekly jobless claims, and we saw another drop in claims. Unfortunately, that decline was only by 2,000, down to 312,000. The prior week ...
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