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North Dakota 2.7% Unemployment Will Soar

No state has a lower unemployment rate than North Dakota, where it is 2.7%. No state is at a greater risk to have its unemployment rate soar. Low oil prices get the blame. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Break the Streak

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended on January 17, initial claims came in 10,000 below the previously ...
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The Easiest (and Hardest) Jobs to Keep

Although the U.S. unemployment rate has been steadily declining for some time, jobs remain scarce for many Americans. While some trades and skills remain in demand or carry the promise ...
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Lower Oil Prices and the Initial Impact on Houston

If there is one major city in the United States that doesn't want oil to remain at or under $50 per barrel for very long, it has to be Houston, ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Past Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims for the week ended on January 10. Initial claims came in 19,000 over the previously ...
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Employees Will Quit Rather Than Work for Too Little Pay

More than a third of U.S. workers surveyed say they will seek a new job this year if their current employers do not come through with a raise. Employees under ...
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Unemployment Improves, Yet Labor Force Participation Hits Multiyear Low

The U.S. Department of Labor released the Unemployment Situation Report for the month of December. Overall, there was a solid pace in December, which signaled continued momentum for the labor ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Top Estimates but Keep the Streak Alive

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the latest report on weekly jobless claims. Initial claims came in at 294,000, compared to both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg consensus ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Signal Weak Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment

All eyes are supposed to be watching the U.S. Labor Department's key unemployment and payrolls report due this coming Friday morning. Unfortunately, the pre-payrolls views offered by ADP and by ...
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The Poorest County in Each State

In each state, there was at least one county with a median annual household income more than $7,000 lower than the state's median income. Virginia and Maryland had counties with ...
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Euro Area Youth Unemployment at 24%

Anyone looking for a rapid recovery from Europe's deep and prolonged recession will find no comfort in the unemployment rate for the euro area in November. While the number was ...
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What to Expect From Labor Department’s Unemployment and Payrolls This Week

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its unemployment situation report for the month of December. Unlike November, this report comes on the heels of a negative ISM ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Surprise as Year Winds Down

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims a day early this week due to the New Year holiday. Initial unemployment claims last week were recorded at 298,000, ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Hit by Santa Rally

The U.S. Department of Labor released weekly jobless claims a day early this week due to the holiday. Initial unemployment claims were recorded at 280,000. Bloomberg had a consensus estimate ...
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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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