U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Does a Massive Drop in Job Openings Warn That Solid Employment Has Already Peaked?

Each monthly Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows a broad measure of the jobs market. With unemployment previously reported at a multi-decade low of 3.5%, the ...
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Super-Low Unemployment Comes With Some Unintended Consequences

There is one serious feat, considering that the recession is now a decade in the past. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the United States has now gone 10 ...
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The Number One Jobs Issue in 2020: No Qualified Job Applicants to Be Found

While the initial Employment Situation report for December from the Bureau of labor Statistics has still not been released, it may not much matter in the job market whether the ...
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Jobless Rate in This City Is Barely Above 1%

America has enjoyed its lowest unemployment in five decades as the national figure has fallen to 3.3% in recent months. According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ...
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Jobless Rate In This City Tops 20%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its unemployment numbers for America’s 389 metro areas for the month of November. The trend was generally positive. Unemployment for the month was ...
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Unemployment in This State Is 75% Above National Average

The jobless rate in America has dropped to a five-decade low of 3.5%. In some states, that figure is well below 3%. A notable exception to the trend is Alaska, ...
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Black Unemployment Over 50% Above National Average

The newly released Employment Situation for November, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that the economy added 266,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, ...
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November Payrolls Surge Much More Than Expected

This week's weak payrolls report from ADP had the market bracing for low payrolls numbers on Friday after signaling contraction in manufacturing, commodity producers and retailers. ADP's Mark Zandi even ...
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Unemployment In This American City Is Above 20%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its unemployment numbers for America's 389 metro areas for the month of October. The trend was generally positive. Unemployment for the month was ...
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Private Sector Job Openings Keep Declining From the 2018 Peak

Each month, unemployment and payrolls data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation report is followed up by the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary. This so-called JOLTS ...
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Labor Department Delivers a Goldilocks Unemployment and Payrolls Report for October

The Federal Reserve did deliver on its expected quarter-point interest rate cut this week. That was a day ahead of a better than expected gross domestic product report for the ...
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Consumer Inflation Confirmed After Weak Wholesale Inflation

Measuring the true rate of inflation might not be as easy as it seems. After a weak wholesale inflation reading for September from the Producer Price Index (PPI), consumer inflation ...
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Job Openings and Quits Show Signs of Less Robust Job Market

The media reports that recession risks are rising every day. If a recession is going to arrive, it's going to take a major blow to the consumer — and the ...
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Producer Prices Refuse to Cooperate Toward the Fed’s 2% Inflation Target

The Federal Reserve has tried to get inflation closer to its 2% mandate for some time, but the current economy just isn't allowing it. Lower energy prices and even a ...
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Black Unemployment Rate Over 50% Above National Number

Most experts believe that the September jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed some pressure on the economy due to trade wars, particularly with China. However, the ...
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