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Unemployment Rate Drops Below 2.9% in 5 States

The national unemployment rate for March was 4.5%. In five states is it much lower, below 2.9%, which shows how much the jobless situation can differ from place to place. ...
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Disappointing Payrolls Report for March, With Payrolls Revised Lower for February and January

Friday's key economic reporting was dominated by the employment situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It was a mixed report in some aspects and weak in others. It ...
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ADP Forecasts Another Massive Jobs Month Ahead of Labor Department Report

One thing that most people can agree on is that more and more jobs being created or added is a good thing. After all, not too many people are all ...
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A Week of Continued Strong Jobs Data Pushes Chances of Fed Rate Hike in March

Maybe all that post-election economic hope and all the day in and day out record highs on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and in the S&P 500 Index had some ...
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Will Unemployment Press the Fed to Raise Interest Rates in March?

This Friday's unemployment report is also one of the freshest economic views before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee members decide whether to raise interest ...
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In Detroit, 100,000 People Still Unemployed

The turnaround of the fortunes of Detroit has failed to benefit 99,229 people, which is the number of them out of work in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...
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Why the Jobs Market Keeps Looking Solid for 2017

If there is one measurement used to track the economy that matters the most to the public, it has to be about jobs. Gross domestic product can rise and fall, ...
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Why a Solid January Payrolls Gain Created Such an Unusual Market Reaction

The jobs picture is already looking up again in America. After ADP posted a shockingly higher than expected payrolls figure for January, the solid jobs news was more than confirmed ...
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ADP Payrolls Strength Supports Trump Bump and Higher Labor Department Expectations

If economists and investors were looking for confirmation that the post-election rally was going to turn into real growth in economic readings, look no further than the January ADP Employment ...
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Los Angeles, With 1.7 Mexican Immigrants, Faces Major Labor Shortage

Los Angeles, with 1.735 million Mexican immigrants, which is 13.3% of its total population, faces major changes if the Trump Administration implements some of its plans to build a wall between ...
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President Obama’s Final Unemployment and Payrolls Tally

If you ever wanted to find a major economic reading that always has the chance of moving a market that just does not matter for the time being, this Friday's ...
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Video Rental Is America’s Most Quickly Dying Industry

The U.S. economy is the largest in the world, but maintaining a competitive edge necessitates remaining diversified and dynamic. This means that some U.S. industries will thrive while others inevitably decline ...
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Happy Holidays, You’re Fired: List of Companies Laying People Off

The holidays are a particularly cruel time to lay off people, or to tell them they will be laid off soon. That has not stopped a number of companies from ...
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Job Openings Drop in October

While the biggest number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Department of Labor is the monthly payrolls and unemployment report, its Job Openings and Labor Turnover ...
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Employment Trends Index Remains Strong in November

After last Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on unemployment and payrolls, it was assumed that the labor market remained strong. There were less than solid payrolls gains, despite a ...
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