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51 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% last May, the lowest level in more than eight years and down from 5.5% the year before. The U.S. economy has been steadily ...
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Are There Really Now Far Fewer Job Openings in America?

Americans have heard for years now that the jobs market is getting better, that higher pay is available elsewhere and that the unemployment and payrolls were improving. Politicians running for ...
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Huge Unexpected Boost in June Payrolls Report

Despite all the news of caution and concern, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) managed to show an upside blowout over expectations. The nonfarm payrolls rose by a sharp 287,000 in ...
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3 Stocks Set to Benefit From a Tighter Jobs Market

Employment data out of the United States came out better than expected this week, with nonfarm payrolls due shortly. The Challenger Job-Cut Report is still below average, and Moody's ADP private ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Bring No Omen for Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending July 1. Claims dropped by a much larger amount than expected, down to 254,000 from the ...
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ADP Report Adds Support for Better BLS Payrolls for June

ADP has released its National Employment Report for the month of June. This is viewed as a key directional indicator each month for the key unemployment and payrolls report from ...
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New Orleans and Baton Rouge Employers Expect No Change in Employment in Q3

Employers in all 100 of the largest federally recognized metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) expect net payroll increases in the third quarter. The expected increases among employers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Thursday's barrage of economic data included a gain in weekly jobless claims. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly claims rose by 13,000 to 277,000 in the week ending ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Not Signaling Any Major Changes Either Way

The U.S. Department of Labor has released yet another weekly jobless claims report. It turns out that the news did not get worse as other labor data has suggested of ...
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Employment Trends Index Confirms Poor BLS Payrolls Data From Prior Week

Friday's payrolls data from the U.S. Department of Labor showed an employment picture so weak that many people might have thought the headline numbers were missing a a digit. Even ...
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Relax About the Jobs Report, It’s Not That Bad

Meager job growth of only 38,000 jobs for May has the doomsayers and perma-bears all up in arms again. But as usual, precious few have reported Friday’s release on June ...
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Unemployment May Start to Rise

After the May jobs report, Jonathan Wright of Johns Hopkins University wrote for the Brookings Institute that the United States may have lost jobs last month. His math is unconventional, but ...
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May Delivers Massive Payrolls Disappointment, Despite Lower Unemployment

The U.S. Department of Labor just served up what looks like a very mixed employment situation report. The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.7% in May, versus 5.0% in April. ...
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ADP Sets Tone for Friday’s Unemployment & Payrolls Report

Each and every month, the ADP National Employment Report covering private sector payrolls is used to get a bias toward the monthly U.S. Department of Labor report on the employment ...
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States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% -- close to an ...
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