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Full Preview for September Unemployment and Payrolls Report

This Friday will bring the key jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. While the financial markets will want a positive payrolls number, the reality is that the bulls may ...
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National Association for Business Economics Offers Poor Outlook

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) offered its September 2014 Outlook Survey report, posting the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 46 professional forecasters. The survey was ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Under 300,000

The U.S. Labor Department has released its weekly jobless claims, and we have another week of less than 300,000 in new claims. The trend is still lower, with claims rising ...
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The 5 Things That Will Drive Stocks Higher

As some stock market indexes hit new highs nearly every day, more experts on stock prices and economists argue about what will allow the trend to continue and what will ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its report on weekly jobless claims. Some economists were wondering if the Employment Situation's weak payrolls report from the previous week would have any ...
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Hiring, Quits, Firing — JOLTS Remains Virtually Unchanged

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, on Tuesday. The job openings and hiring statistics remained somewhat static from the ...
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Employment Trends Index Looks Better Than Labor Department Payrolls Data

The reading on the Employment Trends Index may seem like an afterthought, considering the disappointing payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department on Friday. That being said, this report may ...
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Did the Labor Department Drastically Undercount August Payrolls?

The U.S. Labor Department issued its August Employment Situation report on Friday, and the numbers were so weak that many investors and economic watchers must be wondering if the numbers ...
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Weak Payrolls From Labor Dept. Not So Bad for Markets

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment Situation Report for August Friday morning. The knee-jerk reaction from seeing the number might be misleading for what this actually means. The ...
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What Happened to Normal 5% Unemployment?

As the U.S. economy continues a string of months in which it adds 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate hovers around 6%, one of the open questions about the recovery ...
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ADP Payrolls Report Unlikely to Sway Labor Department Estimates

The ADP payrolls report was released Thursday morning, showing that private sector payrolls increased by 204,000 in the month of August. This came in short of Bloomberg’s estimate of 223,000, ...
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Labor Department Weekly Jobless Claims Remaining Low

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its reading on weekly jobless claims. Applications for jobless benefits rose by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ending August ...
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What to Expect in the Unemployment and Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor is set to report the official Employment Situation for August on Friday morning. The estimates for the month may not have significant changes from the July report, but you ...
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TrimTabs and Gallup Signal Strong Jobs Growth in August

Wednesday marked a 48-hour countdown to the Friday unemployment and payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department. While many investors try to use ADP Payrolls as a benchmark for the ...
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Small Business Hiring Trends Look Less Robust

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is signaling a mixed bag in pre-unemployment and pre-payrolls data for the month of August. The reading only started being issued earlier this year and it ...
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