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Jobless Rate Drops Below 3% in 5 States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its state employment figures for July. Five states had unemployment rates below 3%, against the national average of 4.2%. Other than Hawaii, ...
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Over 6 Million US Job Openings Waiting to Be Filled

While each monthly Labor Department reading on private sector payrolls gives a live snapshot of the U.S. jobs market, a more obscure report from the Labor Department actually shows just ...
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Jobs Report Remains Solid, Unemployment at 16-Year Low

Friday's key economic data point came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment situation report for July. The unemployment rate dipped from 4.4% in June to 4.3%, and the U.S. ...
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ADP Sets Muted Tone for Friday’s BLS Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This Friday's key report from the U.S. Department of Labor may contain some less aggressive growth metrics on the jobs front. The Employment Situation Report gives economists, investors, employers and ...
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Why BLS May Have Slower Payrolls Growth in July

The first Friday of every month gives economists, investors, employers and workers a rather live snapshot of the U.S. labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will report the employment ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops in 10 States During June

As the national unemployment rate hit 4.4% in June, unchanged from the month before, the number dropped in 10 states, a sign that the jobs recovery is uneven. According to ...
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America Is Running Out of Workers

The June unemployment figure was 4.4% as America added 222,000 jobs. As it turns out, the labor market is so strong that many companies find they are running out of ...
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Strong Jobs Report Only Adds More Uncertainty for Gold and Gold Miners

Gold has had a rough month, and the major gains of 2016 have not been repeated across the board in 2017. It turns out that a strong payrolls report from ...
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Jobs Market Tops Expectations in June With Gain of 222,000; Jobless Rate at 4.4%

U.S. employment increased by 222,000 in June, topping expectations. The jobless rate ticked up 0.1% to 4.4% from a 16-year low in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...
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More Weak Jobs Data Going Into Key BLS Payrolls & Unemployment Report

Friday's payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor will be closely watched. After all, unemployment and jobs add up to the best live-reading barometer of the economy. ...
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June Job Cuts Fall 19%, Lowest Monthly Total of Year, Says Challenger Gray

Employers announced plans to trim payrolls by 31,105 jobs in June, the lowest monthly total of the year, according to a report released Thursday by Chicago-based global outplacement consultancy Challenger ...
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Small Business Hiring Might Dampen BLS Payrolls Report Expectations

The markets brace for payrolls and unemployment data at the start of each month. Several private releases have been used a historical barometer by economists and traders alike to predict ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops in 298 of America’s 388 Cities

The extraordinary improvement in the U.S. labor market includes the great majority of American cities. The jobless rate moved down in 298 of America's 388 metro areas in May. The U.S. ...
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Unemployment Still Above 5% in Several States

Economists claim "full employment" is a jobless rate of a 5% or less. The national figure for May was 4.3%, so the labor market is deemed as being extremely healthy. ...
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There Are Now Over 6 Million Job Openings in America

After each month's payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor, economists and investors get a closer look at the internal metrics of the jobs markets by getting ...
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