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Jobless Claims Post Larger Drop Than Expected

The U.S. Department of Labor has released another installment of weekly jobless claims, and the report showed a much larger drop than expected. Claims in the past week were down ...
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A Mixed Unemployment Report for January

Friday's Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor gave ammunition for the bulls and bears, and for the hawks and doves. All in all, it was positive, just ...
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January Job Cuts Rise 200%

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas released its job-cuts report for January, indicating that layoffs skyrocketed by more than 200% to their highest level since last summer. The ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Could Signal a Weak January Employment Report

Weekly jobless claims for the week of January 30 have just been released, and they are continuing to trend higher, a negative indication for the labor market. Looking at the ...
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What to Look for in Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls Report

If there is one economic report that hits the heart of America, it is the monthly Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This report is released ...
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Jobless Claims Sees a Break in Prior Gains

It was just on Wednesday, right after the dovish statement from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on interest rates ahead, that the economic watchers and investors (and job seekers) ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Approaching 300,000 Again

Thursday's economic report lineup included the weekly jobless claims report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Unfortunately, the trend is moving higher, and if things continue we could be looking ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Back to July Highs

Initial weekly jobless claims were up 7,000 to 284,000 in the week of January 9. Claims have not been this high since way back in early July. This also came ...
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Youth Unemployment Remains Above 16%

The economy added 292,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate is at a very low 5%. The number of young people who remain unemployed, however, is still very high, ...
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December Brought Massive Gains in Payrolls

If the stock market has gotten off to its worst four-day start in our lifetimes, then you would probably just assume that the economic numbers are universally bad. There have ...
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ADP Payrolls Suggests Stronger Labor Department Payrolls Report

Wednesday's market focus seems much more focused on and worried about claims of a hydrogen bomb test in North Korea than on economic reports. Still, economic reports are probably more ...
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Big Jump in Jobless Claims Over Christmas

The last formal employment release of 2015 was the weekly jobless claims report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Thursday's report was a bit unusual in that claims rose almost ...
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Very Mixed Bag in Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index

There are some very mixed economic figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey showed that the general activity index was -20.1 in December. Bloomberg ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Low Ahead of Christmas

The last official economic reading before Christmas has been delivered, with the U.S. Department of Labor showing that weekly jobless claims fell to 267,000 in the prior week. Bloomberg and ...
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State Unemployment Above 6% in 6 States, Led by New Mexico

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in November several states had unemployment rates above 6%, while the national rate for the month was 5%. These states have jobless ...
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