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Why GDP Could Trump Unemployment in Importance This Week

In most months, the biggest single economic report is the Employment Situation report issued by the U.S. Department Labor on the first Friday of the month. That may not hold ...
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U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Watch in the Week Ahead

While all eyes will be on the upcoming July unemployment and payrolls on Friday, August 1, the other big economic report during the week will of course be second-quarter gross domestic ...
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An Astounding and Amazing Weekly Jobless Claims Report From the Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department's report on weekly jobless claims blew the doors off the hinges. After last week's reading was revised to 303,000 from 302,000, the number came in at ...
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Five States With Unemployment Over 7%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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Labor Department Brings Great News on Jobless Claims

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the verdict is that it was great news. While other information is out that was not ...
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No Unemployment Relief for California Cities

While the nation's unemployment rate dipped to 6.1% in June, which was heralded as substantial progress, the jobless rate in several of cities in California is double, or even triple, ...
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JOLTS Report: Hiring and Quits Support Stronger Jobs Market

As of the last day in May, there were roughly 4.6 million job openings in America, up from 4.5 million on the last business day of April, according to the ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls From June Bring Great Progress in Jobs

The U.S. Labor Department has released its June payrolls and unemployment report, and ADP's gains on Wednesday turned out to be more accurate than many skeptics thought. Unemployment came in ...
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What Happened to Normal 5% Unemployment?

Unemployment may drop as low as 6% in the next few months, down from the current 6.3% level. However, a recovered U.S. economy has been marked by a 5% jobless ...
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What to Expect From Labor Department on Unemployment and Payrolls

This Thursday will mark a very unusual event in economic reporting. Since this week holds the first Friday of the month, we are supposed to get the Labor Department's Unemployment ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Signal Very Different Labor Department Payrolls Report

Stocks have closed at record levels yet again, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) came only a point or so shy of 17,000 ahead of this week's key Labor ...
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Ten States With the Most Student Debt

Average student debt levels have skyrocketed in recent years, reaching nearly $30,000 in 2012 from $18,650 in 2004. With debt levels swelling, President Barack Obama has recently addressed the issue, ...
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Global Growth Forecasts Have Downside Risks in 2014, 2015 and 2016

With all the quantitative easing in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and elsewhere, you would think that trajectory for the global recovery and global growth is well on track. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Come in Lower but Look Flat

The U.S. Labor Department has issued its weekly jobless claims, and we saw another drop in claims. Unfortunately, that decline was only by 2,000, down to 312,000. The prior week ...
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North Dakota Unemployment at 2.6%

Fueled by the shale oil boom, almost everyone in North Dakota has a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in state during May was 2.6%. ...
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