Unemployment

Initial Claims Increasingly Foreclose 2019-early 2020 Downturn

Initial claims increasingly foreclose 2019-early 2020 downturn I’ve been monitoring initial jobless claims closely for the past several months, to see if there are any signs of stress. This is because the long leading indicators were negative one...

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Bls: August Unemployment Rates At New Series Lows In Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Maine And New Jersey

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in August in 5 states, higher in 3 states, and stable in 42 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today....

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Looking For Top Talent? Give Employees More Paid Time Off

Small businesses are discovering it is getting harder to find talent in an economy with historically low unemployment. Not only are they competing with businesses in their segment, but also large enterprises. This means they have to get creative to...

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Louisiana Must Elect Ralph Abraham For Governor

Louisiana is in need of a new governor. At a time when the national economy is doing much better than it had been in the years prior to Donald Trump taking office, unemployment is at an all-time low, wages are up, and people are generally doing...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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Friday: Q2 Flow Of Funds

Friday:• At 10:00 AM ET, State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for August 2019• At 12:00 PM, Financial Accounts of the United States (aka Q2 Flow of Funds) from the Federal Reserve.
Related topics: Fed

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Can I Collect Unemployment Benefits If I Was Fired?

Sometimes, good workers get let go for reasons outside their control. For example, if your company experiences financial problems, it may have to lay off some of its staff. Similarly, if things shift within your company so that your department is...

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Work At 1 Of These 5 Companies If You Want To Earn Top Dollar

Spoiler alert: They’re almost all in tech. Salary is still the most important factor for deciding where to work. In a jobseeker’s market with low unemployment, candidates can often (in theory at least) pick and choose from among...

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Cities Where Poverty Is Declining, But For The Poor The Problem Is Actually Getting Worse

Since the end of the financial crisis, the United States has experienced unprecedented economic growth and reached the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. While common indicators suggest the U.S....

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Confused Black Democrats Credit Obama Not Trump For Historic Low Black Unemployment

President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies have created an unprecedented economic growth in just two and a half years since taking office.   President Trump achieved the lowest-ever recorded unemployment rate for African Americans in...
Related topics: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, African-American

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Succinct Summation Of Week’s Events 9.13.19

Succinct Summations for the week ending September 13th 2019 Positives: 1. Jobless claims fell 15k w/o/w from 219k to 204k. 2. Home mortgage purchase apps rose 4.0% w/o/w for a second straight week. 3. Home mortgage refinance apps rose 5% w/o/w,...
Related topics: Mortgages

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Cpi Core Stronger, Jobless Claims Drop & More

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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decreased To 204,000

The DOL reported:In the week ending September 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 204,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 217,000 to...

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Black Americans Are Doing Great Under Trump

The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans. And particularly for black Americans. The nation’s unemployment rate of 3.7% puts it near the lowest ever in the last...

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Employers Should Conduct Job Interviews To Accommodate Candidates With Autism

The unemployment and underemployment of capable workers with autism is a well-documented phenomenon, as a British study showed. Employers are gradually getting better at recognizing the value of including neurodiverse people in their organizations,...

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Bls: Job Openings "little Changed" At 7.2 Million In July

Notes: In July there were 7.217 million job openings, and, according to the July Employment report, there were 6,063 million unemployed. So, for the seventeenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note...

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What Not To Study: The 20 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates

The college major with the highest unemployment rate was petroleum engineering, with 7.5% of graduates unemployed.

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Lemon Slams Black Voters Who Prioritize Economy Over 'the President's Racist Behavior'

Black unemployment reached a record low of 5.5 percent in the month of August. While CNN Tonight host Don Lemon and his panel acknowledged the statistic Friday night, they did their best to downplay it and rejected the notion that President Trump...
Related topics: Black Friday, CNN

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Hillary Clinton Gets Trashed Online After Talking Up Meghan Markle As ‘inspiration’

Mrs Clinton lent her support to Meghan Markle’s new workwear line, which will be launched next week to benefit Smart Works, a non-profit providing unemployed women with free clothing to help them feel more confident in job interviews.
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True Us Unemployment Rate ‘underestimated Grossly’ By Labor Department Numbers

While US President Donald Trump touts a “50-year low” 3.7% US unemployment rate, the statistic excludes millions of part-time and temporary workers, giving a false impression of the country’s economic well-being. The real unemployment rate is...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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August Jobs Report Reveals Impact Chinese Tariffs Are Having On Economic Growth

The August jobs report from the Labor Department showed that growth underperformed expectations, indicating that the trade war with China and the resulting tariffs are negatively impacting some industries.While the unemployment rate remained low at...
Related topics: China

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