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Weekly Jobless Claims Plummet to 1973 Lows

The U.S. Labor Department has released a solid weekly jobless claims report for the week ending July 18. Its advance report for seasonally adjusted initial claims was down a massive ...
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Five States With Highest Unemployment

The national unemployment rate for June was 5.3%, essentially unchanged from May. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.6% in Nebraska. No other ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Headed Back in Right Direction

The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims on Thursday, showing a drop of 15,000 to 281,000. That is the good news. The bad news is that last ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpected Rise Back Toward 300,000

This past week brought an unusual rise in weekly jobless claims, up 15,000 to 297,000. Bloomberg was calling for a reading of only 276,000. It is very possible that the ...
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Job Openings at New High, While Labor Force Participation Rate Looks Dismal

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) report. America had a total number of 5.4 million job openings on the last ...
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More Than 2 Million People Still Unemployed Long Term

The ranks of the long-term unemployed -- those out of work for 27 weeks or more -- were 2.1 million in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This ...
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Unemployment at Post-Recession Low, With Dismal Participation Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the highly awaited unemployment and payrolls report for the month of June. All in all, it looks like an inline report, but the ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Act to Book-End Labor Department Unemployment and Payrolls

Thursday will mark two key events, the first being the U.S. Department of Labor's report for unemployment and new payrolls for the month of June. The second will be that ...
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Puerto Rico Unemployment at 12.6%, Poverty at 41%

At the depth of the recession, unemployment reached 10.1% in the United States. Today, its sits at 5.5%, and job additions have surged at an average rate of over 250,000 ...
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Several Factors Could Impact Early Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This might seem as though it would be a quiet week, if the markets can overlook Greece and Puerto Rico. The Fourth of July holiday has created a shortened week, and that ...
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Greek Youth Unemployment Rate Above 50%

Lost in the battle over Greek debt and austerity is the fact that unemployment among people under 25 remains over 50%. At 50.1% in February, the last available data, even ...
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Unemployment Rate at 7% in Nevada and West Virginia

While the U.S. unemployment rate hovers around 5.5%, and America added 280,000 jobs in May, some portions of the country have not entirely escaped the tail end of the recession. ...
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Despite Lower Oil, Texas Still Adding Net Jobs

The trend of higher payrolls and job growth seen in the rest of the nation is also being seen in Texas. So far, the lower oil prices are not killing ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Hardly Weak

The U.S. Labor Department has released its weekly jobless claims reading for the past week, and this marked the 15th consecutive week with a claims report of fewer than 300,000. ...
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The Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed

Since it peaked at 9.6% in 2010, the U.S. annual unemployment rate has declined every year, reaching 6.2% in 2014. While the country may be on the path to ...
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