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Great Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. created 222,000 new jobs in June as hiring accelerated in the spring, showing that companies are still finding ways to add staff despite a growing shortage of skilled workers. The increase in new jobs was … Continue reading

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A Good Jobs Report

Financial FAQs Should we push back the first Fed rate hike to the presidential election year of 2016, because of June’s softer-than-expected employment report? Nonfarm payroll growth came in at 223,000 vs expectations for 230,000 and above. It included downward … Continue reading

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November’s 203,000 Payroll Jobs Not Enough

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today unemployment declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000. But that shouldn’t be enough good news for the Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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Unemployment—Why Still So High?

Popular Economics Weekly What will bring US back to full employment is a very big question among economists. The problem is that the 155,000 per month nonfarm payroll average in 2012 isn’t enough to either absorb new entrants, or those … Continue reading

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Jobs Picture Much Better Than Forecast

Popular Economics Weekly The Bureau of Labor Statistics gave markets a shot of good news recently, when it revised the one year March-to-March 2012 jobs totals upward by 32,000 per month. This was huge and showed much better jobs growth … Continue reading

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