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Why Did Fed Raise Rates Again?

Popular Economics Weekly U.S. growth cycles have averaged about 8 years since WWII, yet the Federal Reserve just announced they were raising their overnight rate for the third time—to 1.25 percent. It also forecast that the unemployment rate could fall … Continue reading

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This is A Goldilocks Economy!

Financial fAQs Economists have debated just what ideal economic growth should be, but the Federal Reserve does it for us. The Fed defines ideal growth as when we are at full employment with moderate inflation, inflation that says an economy … Continue reading

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A Yuge Jobs Gain Today

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. created 227,000 new jobs in January to mark the largest gain in four months, revealing an economy that has plenty of stamina nearly eight years into a recovery that shows little sign of ending. Retailers, … Continue reading

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A Yuge Jobs Gain Today

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. created 227,000 new jobs in January to mark the largest gain in four months, revealing an economy that has plenty of stamina nearly eight years into a recovery that shows little sign of ending. Retailers, … Continue reading

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Full Employment Reached—161,000 Payroll Jobs

Popular Economics Weekly Average hourly earnings are up 2.8 percent annually, a recovery high. Nonfarm payroll growth was up 161,000 with upward revisions adding a net total 44,000 to September (191,000) and August (156,000). The unemployment rate is down 1 … Continue reading

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Jobs Report—Not Yet Full Employment

Popular Economics Weekly The unemployment rate rose slightly to 5 percent for the first time since April, the government said Friday, though that was mainly because 444,000 people entered the labor force. There are still too many unemployed, in other … Continue reading

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Spring Employment Surges

Popular Economics Weekly Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 287,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent, said the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. It means last month’s 11,000 private payrolls was a ‘Yuge’ aberration. How … Continue reading

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