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10 Best-Paying Jobs for High School Graduates

As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered. So far this year, the United States has added roughly 1.6 million jobs. ...
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Yellen Sees Negative Labor Market, Undermines Rate Hike Chances

After reciting the current reasonably upbeat data on the labor market, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reminded her audience at the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson, Wyo., that the labor ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue With Strength

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its reading on weekly jobless claims. People who applied for jobless benefits decreased by 14,000 to 298,000. This was a decline from the previous level ...
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Fed Minutes Show Sooner Timeline for Rate Hikes, Maybe, If …

The Federal Reserve has released the minutes of its July 29 to 30 FOMC meeting. While it has been broadly expected that the Fed will keep rates on hold, there is one ...
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States With Unemployment Under 5%

The national jobless rate continues to hover above 6% and, based on several government forecasts, will not drop below the 5% that marks a complete economic recovery for several years. ...
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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Find a Full-Time Job

According to the International Labour Organization, last year 200 million people across the world were unemployed. Yet, according to performance management consulting firm Gallup, “this number grossly misrepresents the global ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Back Above 300,000

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its weekly jobless claims. The number of people who applied for jobless benefits increased back above the 300,000 level to 311,000 claims. This was ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Not Only Not Rising, They Are Wonderful!

The U.S. Labor Department has released its report on weekly jobless claims. We were wondering just on Wednesday whether the prior trend of higher claims would continue, and now we ...
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States Where It’s Hardest to Find Full-Time Work

While the labor market has improved significantly since the depths of the recession in 2009, high underemployment may be an indication that the economy is still struggling. As of the ...
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Conference Board Shows Continued Good News in Employment Trends

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, the so-called ETI, has been released for the month of July. It looks a tad better than Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. July's ETI ...
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Labor Department Cools Fears of Runaway Payrolls Growth and Wage Inflation

The Labor Department managed to release its July unemployment and payrolls report without spooking the markets into a panic that rate hikes and the end of stimulus would have to ...
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When Will Unemployment Return to Normal 5%?

The recovery has been marked by a sharp drop in unemployment, which may fall below 6% in the next month or two. However, as notes from the Federal Open Market ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Full Preview for Friday

The public, market watchers, investors and traders of all walks will be watching Friday's payrolls and unemployment reports from the U.S. Department Labor. 24/7 Wall St. wanted to provide a preview for ...
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Employment Cost Index Finally Brings Wage Inflation

The markets have been digesting much employment data ahead of Friday's unemployment report, but now the market will have to deal with some wage inflation. A Labor Department report on ...
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