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Where are the Workers?

Popular Economics Weekly The number of job openings rose to 7.5 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.7 million 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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Are Consumers Happy, Will Continue to Spend?

Financial FAQs I mentioned last week the big question remains, with March’s initial estimate of Q1 GDP growth, will consumers continue to maintain their share of consumption and continue to boost economic growth? Today’s release of February and March Personal … 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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Why Smallest Jobs Increase in 17 months?

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Is US economy running out of available workers? Just 20,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were created in February, per the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest total in 17 months. But it may have been … Continue reading

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Very Strong January Employment

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, … Continue reading

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Best Wage and Benefit Rise in 11 Years

Financial FAQs MarketWatch.com Workers’ wages and benefits are finally rising at a decent clip from being fully employed, said the Labor Department. Total compensation, including health and pension benefits, rose in 2018 2.9 percent, up from 2.8 percent in 2017. … Continue reading

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