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Weekly Jobless Claims Come Over the Top of Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims report Wednesday as the markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. The new jobless claims came in at 313,000, well ...
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8 States With Unemployment Over 7%

The economic recovery is well enough underway that unemployment has finally dropped below 5.8%. It fell to that level in October. However, the recovery is very uneven. Eight states still ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Bounce Off Recovery Lows

The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending on November 15. The reading came in at 291,000, against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 284,000. ...
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NY Fed Maintains Strong Manufacturing Trends, but Not in Employment

The November 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicated that business activity continued to expand for New York-area manufacturers. The headline strength in the general business conditions index was up a ...
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Great Jobs News: Rate of Quitting Workers Highest Since 2008

The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary) report for the month of September. While this report has a one-month lag, it indicates ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Come Over the Top of Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims for the past week as 290,000, against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 280,000. The reading from the previous week was ...
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Retailers Expected to Add 750,000 Holiday Jobs

A number of the nation's largest retailers have already announced they will add tens of thousands of jobs each for the season. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports the total ...
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Unemployment Rate Dips to 6-Year Low in October

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its Employment Situation report for the month of October. It reflected a recent favorable ADP report and weekly jobless claims throughout October that ...
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What Happened to the Normal 5% Jobless Rate?

As the U.S. economy continues a string of months in which it adds 200,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate hit a multiyear low of 5.9% in September, one of the ...
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Will Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment Report Meet Expectations?

On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its Employment Situation report for the month of October. Weekly jobless claims have been dropping throughout October, and ADP released ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Suggest Strong Payrolls From Labor Department

The markets are getting some solid support for the jobs market ahead of Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report. Strong jobs data has been seen on Wednesday morning from TrimTabs ...
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Employment Situation Preview

On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor will release the Employment Situation numbers for the month of October. As weekly jobless claims have been dropping over the course of ...
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Unemployment in Spain Still Almost 25%

Spain announced what economists claimed was good news. The National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that unemployment dropped to 23.67% in the third quarter (la tasa de paro es del 23,67%) from ...
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31% of Americans Believe It’s a Good Time to Find Job

Gallup reports that optimism about finding a job has jumped to a level rarely seen since the Great Recession. Improvement in gross domestic product, consumer sentiment and a drop in ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Buck Weak Economic Trends

The U.S. Labor Department has reported its weekly jobless claims for the last week, and it was a surprisingly good economic report. Despite weaker data elsewhere in rival economic reports, ...
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