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7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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A Recession for North Dakota?

North Dakota, while small, has been one of the jewels of the U.S. economy. Its unemployment rate was the envy of the rest of America over the course of the ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Consistent

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the weekly jobless claims for the week ending on December 12. Overall claims fell to 289,000, against the Bloomberg consensus of 295,000. The ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Steady

Weekly jobless claims were reported by the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday morning as 294,000. This reading was against a Bloomberg estimate of 295,000. The previous level was unchanged at 297,000, so no ...
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Total Blowout on Labor Department Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor released the November Employment Situation report Friday morning. This report comes on the heels of a positive ISM manufacturing report and positive ADP and TrimTabs ...
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Very Different Payroll Gains From ADP and TrimTabs Ahead of Unemployment

This Friday's unemployment and payrolls report for November will be widely watched by economists, investors and business owners very closely. ADP and TrimTabs try to pinpoint their projections ahead of ...
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What to Expect From the Labor Department Unemployment Report on Friday

The U.S. Department of Labor will release the Employment Situation report for the month of November this coming Friday morning. This report comes on the heels of a positive ISM ...
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Youth Unemployment Falls To 43% In Italy

Based on both youth and total unemployment, Italy looks like Spain and Greece did during the depths of the recession. Italy's overall unemployment number was a record low 13.2% last ...
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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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