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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

 Some occupations are better positioned to capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others. From 2005 through 2014, for example, employment of service unit operators in natural resources industries ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Jobs

 The economic recession of the last decade decimated the U.S. labor market, with millions of Americans losing their jobs. To this day, many occupations remain below their pre-recession employment levels. ...
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Claims for Jobless Benefits Up 12,000 Last Week

New claims for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 in the week ending August 29, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor released Thursday morning. The seasonally ...
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August Job Cuts Down 60% From July

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas has released its job cuts report for August, indicating that layoffs declined by more than 60% after reaching a new four-year high ...
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TrimTabs Showed Better Jobs Report for August Than ADP

As economists and investors are looking for any signs of life or death in the jobs market, as well as for rate hike ammunition, the TrimTabs estimate of U.S. jobs ...
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ADP Payrolls Report Comes in Soft

Investors and economists are using every jobs reading they can get their hands on to presage this Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. The ADP National Employment Report is often used ...
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Paychex Shows Mixed Small Business Employment Trends

The Paychex/IHS Small Business Jobs Index is not a full preview of the key unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but some economists use it, similar to the ...
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Jobless Claims Tick Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with another weekly jobless claims reading. Claims rose 4,000 last week to 277,000. This is the fourth straight week with claims ticking higher, but ...
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When Payrolls and Unemployment Just Meet Estimates

If you were paying much attention to the financial media over the past week or so, you would think that the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates and every other ...
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Youth and Black Unemployment Drags Down National Numbers

Based on recent government numbers, 9.6% of black or African Americans were unemployed. The figure among people 16 to 19 years old was 18.5%. These stand in sharp contrast to ...
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States Where Unemployment Is Still Above 7%

As U.S. unemployment falls toward 5% and the economy adds close to 200,000 jobs a month, the recovery remains extremely uneven, with two states at or above 7% and a ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Create No Change to Unemployment Expectations

Thursday's economic data gave us the last bit of what to expect for the formal employment situation report on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims ...
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Layoffs Hit Worst Tally in 4 Years

Challenger, Gray & Christmas has released its monthly job cuts for July, and it is ugly. The 105.696 job cuts was the highest number since 2011. To put this in ...
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Greek Unemployment Still at 25%

The Greek statistics bureau Elstat reported that unemployment dropped to 25.0% in May, compared to 25.6% in April. It would be misleading to call this change progress. In a county that ...
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Have We Hit a Peak in the Job Market?

On May 16, initial weekly jobless claims bottomed out at 266,500. Not only is this the lowest number since the recession, it is the lowest number since April 15, 2000, ...
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