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Real Average Hourly Earnings Decrease 0.1% In August

Real Average Hourly Earnings Decrease 0.1% In August

By Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.1 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and the CPI-U increased 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month. Source: Real Earnings

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Stable at -12

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U.S. Economic Confidence Index Stable at -12

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy is generally stable. The Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -12 for the week ending Sept. 11, compared with -10 one week earlier. Source: Gallup U.S. Economy Newsfeed

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Half of Americans Unprepared for Sudden Financial Need

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Half of Americans Unprepared for Sudden Financial Need

Half of Americans Are Unprepared for Sudden Financial Need Almost half of Americans say they would not be able to make a major purchase or pay for a significant home repair, although most Americans say they have enough money to do what they need to do on a daily basis. Source: Gallup U.S. Economy Newsfeed

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More Women Than Men Earn Minimum Wage

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More Women Than Men Earn Minimum Wage

Far more women than men have jobs paying minimum wage or less, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. More than half the U.S. workforce is male at 53%. But of those who earning minimum wage or less, 62% are women and 38% are men, according to the study. According […]

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Online Labor Demand Edged Up 28,900 in April

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Online Labor Demand Edged Up 28,900 in April

Labor demand flat thus far in 2014 Online advertised job vacancies were up 28,900 to 4,923,000 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The March Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.1 unemployed for each vacancy, with a total of 5.6 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. “April’s […]

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April Conference Board Employment Trends Index Up

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April Conference Board Employment Trends Index Up

Solid Job Growth is Likely to Continue The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in April. The index now stands at 118.00, up from 117.77 (an upward revision) in March. This represents a 5.5 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. “April’s increase in the Employment Trends Index, and continued improvement in […]

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Survey Says Many U.S. Microbusiness Owners Depend on Second Job

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Survey Says Many U.S. Microbusiness Owners Depend on Second Job

Nearly one in three microbusiness owners in the U.S. depend on a second job as their main source of personal income, according to the new Sam’s Club/Gallup Microbusiness Tracker. More than half (54%) of first-year microbusiness owners say they depend more on a second job for their personal income. Meanwhile, business owners who have been […]

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Gallup: U.S. Economic Confidence Inching Up

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Gallup: U.S. Economic Confidence Inching Up

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -15 for the week ending April 6, continuing to show slight improvement from the -20 recorded in early March. Source: Gallup Economy

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U.S., Japan and Germany Unemployment Continues To Improve

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U.S., Japan and Germany Unemployment Continues To Improve

But Many Euro Area Economies Still Struggling In February, unemployment fell in Japan, Germany and Sweden, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The Conference BoardInternational Labor Comparisons (ILC) program. Unemployment experienced the largest increase in the Netherlands (from 7.1 to 7.3 percent), followed by the U.S. (from 6.6 to 6.7 percent), […]

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Fewer Americans Feeling Frugal, But No Sign Of Spending Splurge

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Fewer Americans Feeling Frugal, But No Sign Of Spending Splurge

By ANDREW DUGAN, Gallup— Nearly four years after the end of the Great Recession, fewer Americans are watching what they spend. The percentage of Americans who say they are “spending less money” has fallen to 41%, down from a high of 57% in 2010. Meanwhile, 26% of Americans say they are spending more money than […]

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