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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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Slow Payrolls Gains Still Good Enough to Ease Many Recession Fears

After weaker manufacturing and non-manufacturing data inserted some caution in payroll growth this week, and considering a weaker than expected ADP private sector payrolls report, the expectations were low coming ...
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Job Losses in 2019 Highest in 4 Years as Manufacturing and Auto Industries Falter 

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for September, showing that a total of 41,557 planned U.S. job cuts were announced last month, ...
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ADP Payrolls Data Shows Some Caution in Jobs Market

After a weak ISM Manufacturing report on Tuesday, there had been some concerns that the job market might be taking a hit from the U.S./China trade war and slowing global ...
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Continuing Jobless Claims Remain Near 50-Year Low

New claims for unemployment benefits rose by 3,000 in the week ending September 21, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The seasonally adjusted total rose ...
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How Record Unemployment Could Play Into a Huge Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that comes the busy period for retailers. An unemployment rate near record lows could prove to be a big catalyst ...
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The Real Recession Odds: Perception Versus Reality

If Paul Revere were alive today, the financial media would have quoted him as saying, "A recession is coming! A recession is coming!" There is just one major problem. Not ...
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Black Unemployment in America Is Almost 50% Above the National Average

Most experts believe that the August jobs report showed some pressure on the economy due to trade wars, especially with China. The unemployment rate was steady at 3.7% compared to ...
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BLS Data Shows the Endless Gains in Payrolls Are Becoming More Muted

After seeing the tally of weekly jobless claims and a stronger than expected private sector payrolls gain for August from ADP, the stage was set for a stronger than expected ...
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ADP and Layoff Data Bring Stronger Expectations for BLS Unemployment and Payrolls Gains

The first week of every month brings a new round of employment and payrolls data regarding the U.S. economy. While the biggest and most widely watched report is the Employment ...
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BLS Sees Muted Employment Growth but Higher Wages in the Decade Ahead

It seems that every agency you can think of wants to make long-term projections and forecasts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) probably has at least some good insight into ...
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These States Already May Be in Recession

The fact that there are 50 states in America means that there are 50 different economic outcomes. Just because the entire country has low unemployment, high consumer confidence and rising ...
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32 Worst Cities to Find a Job for Recent Graduates

After finishing college, most graduates strike out on their own, looking for a job where they can apply their recently-earned degree. With a very low U.S. unemployment rate and ...
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Just Over 500,000 Fewer Jobs Created in the US Since 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently announced the preliminary estimate of the upcoming annual benchmark revision to the establishment survey employment series. Accordingly, the U.S. economy had about 501,000 ...
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Only 7,000 People Are Unemployed in This State

Unemployment continues to hover near a five-decade low. In July, the national figure held at 3.7%. However, the rate varies considerably from state to state. One small state had the ...
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