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Why the Jobs Market Keeps Looking Solid for 2017

If there is one measurement used to track the economy that matters the most to the public, it has to be about jobs. Gross domestic product can rise and fall, ...
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Why a Solid January Payrolls Gain Created Such an Unusual Market Reaction

The jobs picture is already looking up again in America. After ADP posted a shockingly higher than expected payrolls figure for January, the solid jobs news was more than confirmed ...
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ADP Payrolls Strength Supports Trump Bump and Higher Labor Department Expectations

If economists and investors were looking for confirmation that the post-election rally was going to turn into real growth in economic readings, look no further than the January ADP Employment ...
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Los Angeles, With 1.7 Mexican Immigrants, Faces Major Labor Shortage

Los Angeles, with 1.735 million Mexican immigrants, which is 13.3% of its total population, faces major changes if the Trump Administration implements some of its plans to build a wall between ...
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President Obama’s Final Unemployment and Payrolls Tally

If you ever wanted to find a major economic reading that always has the chance of moving a market that just does not matter for the time being, this Friday's ...
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Video Rental Is America’s Most Quickly Dying Industry

The U.S. economy is the largest in the world, but maintaining a competitive edge necessitates remaining diversified and dynamic. This means that some U.S. industries will thrive while others inevitably decline ...
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Happy Holidays, You’re Fired: List of Companies Laying People Off

The holidays are a particularly cruel time to lay off people, or to tell them they will be laid off soon. That has not stopped a number of companies from ...
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Job Openings Drop in October

While the biggest number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Department of Labor is the monthly payrolls and unemployment report, its Job Openings and Labor Turnover ...
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Employment Trends Index Remains Strong in November

After last Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on unemployment and payrolls, it was assumed that the labor market remained strong. There were less than solid payrolls gains, despite a ...
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November Unemployment Hits Post-Recession Low, With Caveats

Friday's only real economic report of much consequence was the U.S. Department of Labor's employment situation report. It turns out that the official unemployment rate for November dropped to a post-recovery ...
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ADP Payrolls Gain May Boost Labor Department Expectations — With a Caveat

Each and every month, the U.S. Department of Labor's payrolls and unemployment rate report is effectively previewed by ADP's monthly private sector payrolls report. These reports are not unilaterally mirror ...
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Small Business Trends Not Improving Much in November

Maybe there has been a huge stock market recovery and maybe consumer sentiment has screamed higher in the three weeks since the presidential election. The overall employment picture remains one ...
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Jump in Jobless Claims Unlikely to Matter

Last week's massive drop in weekly jobless did not seem to repeat itself. That being said, jobless claims remain stubbornly low and signal a continuation of a good employment market. ...
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Texas Jobs Market May Be Signaling Decent News for the Oil Patch

If you just read the headlines, you would think everything is great for the jobs market in Texas. The Texas Workforce Commission reported on Friday that the state added some ...
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Few Major Surprises in Job Openings (JOLTS) Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, or the JOLTS report. This is the number of job openings in America and comes ...
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