U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Producer Prices Show Disappointing Inflation Trends for August

The U.S. and the global economies both need inflation. The trick about inflation is that too much is bad and too little is bad. The global economies have seen the ...
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Over 6.1 Million US Job Openings Up for Grabs

Whether or not you are a fan of the economic policies of today, one trend that has prevailed is that there are a record number of job openings. Millions and ...
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August Jobs Report Misses Estimates, Market Reaction Muted

Friday's key economic data point came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment situation report for August. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3% in July to 4.4% and ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher but Remain Incredibly Low

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its view on weekly jobless claims with another incredibly low number. Claims in the week ending August 19 were 234,000. The prior week's ...
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PPI Report Resurfaces With Hints of Deflation Again

It's one thing to say that there is no serious inflation. It's another issue entirely to be talking about the threat of deflation again. The U.S. Department of Labor released ...
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Over 6 Million US Job Openings Waiting to Be Filled

While each monthly Labor Department reading on private sector payrolls gives a live snapshot of the U.S. jobs market, a more obscure report from the Labor Department actually shows just ...
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Jobs Report Remains Solid, Unemployment at 16-Year Low

Friday's key economic data point came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment situation report for July. The unemployment rate dipped from 4.4% in June to 4.3%, and the U.S. ...
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ADP Sets Muted Tone for Friday’s BLS Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This Friday's key report from the U.S. Department of Labor may contain some less aggressive growth metrics on the jobs front. The Employment Situation Report gives economists, investors, employers and ...
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Personal Income and Spending Add to Weak Inflation Malaise

There is yet another disappointment on the inflation front, one weak enough that it may be one more thorn in the side of the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen ...
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Why BLS May Have Slower Payrolls Growth in July

The first Friday of every month gives economists, investors, employers and workers a rather live snapshot of the U.S. labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will report the employment ...
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June Import and Export Prices Confirm Lower Inflation Versus Fed Targets

The market has already seen lower-than-expected news on the consumer inflation front for June. Now the Labor Department is showing more confirmation of that news from its report on June's ...
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Jobs Market Tops Expectations in June With Gain of 222,000; Jobless Rate at 4.4%

U.S. employment increased by 222,000 in June, topping expectations. The jobless rate ticked up 0.1% to 4.4% from a 16-year low in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...
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Small Business Hiring Might Dampen BLS Payrolls Report Expectations

The markets brace for payrolls and unemployment data at the start of each month. Several private releases have been used a historical barometer by economists and traders alike to predict ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops in 298 of America’s 388 Cities

The extraordinary improvement in the U.S. labor market includes the great majority of American cities. The jobless rate moved down in 298 of America's 388 metro areas in May. The U.S. ...
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Unemployment Still Above 5% in Several States

Economists claim "full employment" is a jobless rate of a 5% or less. The national figure for May was 4.3%, so the labor market is deemed as being extremely healthy. ...
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