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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with another weekly jobless claims reading. Weekly claims rose by 24,000 to 329,000 in the past week, and the prior week's reading was revised ...
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States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years ...
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North Dakota Unemployment Rate at 2.6%

Attribute it to the benefits of shale. North Dakota, much of which sits atop of the Bakken Formation, one of the largest natural gas formations in the world, has a ...
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Minnesota Raises Minimum Wage

Yet one more state is about to raise the minimum wage. At the current rate at which states are taking this action, the move by some members of Congress to ...
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Great Jobless Claims Reading Largely Ignored

The Labor Department showed that weekly claims were down by a whopping 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ending April 5. Bloomberg had the estimate at 318,000, and the report ...
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Fed’s Kocherlakota: FOMC Missing Inflation and Employment Targets

Narayana Kocherlakota, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, was speaking on Tuesday in a monetary policy report at the Rochester, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. The first topic is ...
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More Good News on the Jobs Front

More good news is out on employment. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) rose in March. Monday's report seems to somewhat shadow the gains seen in Friday's unemployment and ...
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Labor Department Has Unexpected Score on Unemployment and Payrolls

The U.S. Labor Department has issued its key unemployment and payrolls data for the month of March. With stocks at an all-time high, the trader and market participation interest was ...
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Cities with the Most Content (and Miserable) Workers

Americans spend much of their day at work, and more than half of Americans rated their overall work environment poorly last year. Although the number of workers who gave their workplace ...
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TrimTabs Shows Higher Payrolls Growth Ahead of Labor Department

Wednesday already brought a fairly strong payrolls report from ADP, which may foreshadow higher payrolls from the Labor Department due on Friday morning. Now we have another report signaling strength ...
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ADP Foreshadows Strong Payrolls Gain From Labor Department

ADP private sector payrolls data was one of the key metrics we were looking for ahead of Friday's key unemployment and payrolls reports. It is a large gain, but perhaps ...
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Ten Cities Where Young People Can’t Find Work

As the United States recovers jobs lost during the recession, young Americans are still experiencing a much longer decline in their employment prospects. Between 2000 and 2012, job opportunities for ...
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Unemployment Continues to Cripple Four States

Unemployment in the United States dropped to 6.7% in February, well below the 10% level it reached at the worst of the Great Recession. While the figure is not as ...
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The 10 Best Part-Time Jobs

The government calls them "people who are employed part time for economic reasons." In other words, these people want full-time jobs, but cannot get them. More than seven million Americans ...
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