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May Employment Rise is Big Surprise!

Financial FAQs MarketWatch.com What happened? American workers are suddenly going back on the job; at least 2.5 million of them, according to the Labor Department. That knocks down the number of unemployed to maybe 20 million, and surprised economists. A … Continue reading

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Why Has U.S. Made Such a Mess of It?

Popular Economics Weekly Wrightson.com Private sector employment decreased by – 2,760,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP National Employment Report®, much less than the original estimate of –8 million jobs. It precedes Friday’s official government unemployment … Continue reading

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Why Has U.S. Made Such a Mess of It?

Popular Economics Weekly Wrightson.com Private sector employment decreased by – 2,760,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP National Employment Report® released today that precedes Friday’s official government unemployment report for May. Friday’s unemployment report is predicted … Continue reading

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Why Fewer Jobs Created in August?

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch The economy added just 130,000 new jobs in August, marking the smallest increase in three months and offering more evidence that hiring has slowed amid a broadening trade dispute with China that’s disrupted the U.S. and … Continue reading

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A Huge Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent. It was the lowest unemployment rate in 49 years—since December … Continue reading

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March Job Creation Exceeds Population Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Stanford economist and Former Chief Economic Advisor Ed Lezear said this morning on CNBC that job creation still exceeds population growth, which is a sign the US economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate. “Total … Continue reading

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A Weak Jobs Report?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: MarketWatch “The unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health … Continue reading

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