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August Unemployment Rises In 6 States Falls In 3, Payrolls Unchanged

By Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications In August, unemployment rates were significantly higher in 6 states, lower in 3 states, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 4 states and the District, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 43 states. Source:  Regional And State […]

<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4819 target=_blank >European Economic Highlights - Will Consumer Confidence Rise Again?</a>

Will Euro Area consumer confidence rise again? The European economy fell for sixth consecutive quarter, contracting by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2013. This downward trajectory seems likely to continue in the coming months as well. The differences between countries are of course large though, as the Italian and Spanish economies are still experiencing […]

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Unemployment: First Time Jobless Claims Soar To 360,000

By METEOR BLADES, Daily Kos Labor— First-time claims for unemployment benefits took an unexpected leap for the week ending May 11, rising to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the Department of Labor reported. That’s 32,000 above the previous week’s revised figure of 328,000, originally reported as 323,000. It was the biggest climb since the aftermath of Hurricane […]

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Applications For Unemployment Benefits Fall Again, Now At 323,000

By METEOR BLADES, Daily Kos Labor— The Department of Labor reported Thursday, May 9, 2013, that seasonally adjusted, first-time applications for unemployment compensation fell again. For the week ending May 4, claims fell to 323,000, down 4,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 327,000, originally reported as 324,000. For the comparable week of 2012, 366,000 jobless […]

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Developing Nations’ Youth Employment: Informal, Underpaid, Unemployed

ILO News– Two thirds of working age youth in some developing countries are either unemployed or trapped in low-quality jobs, according to the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013 report. In six of the ten countries surveyed, more than 60% of young people are either unemployed, working but in low quality, irregular, low wage jobs, often […]

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More Job Growth For Women During April, Men Not So Much

 Job growth for women improved in April compared to the previous month, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May employment report. Of the 165,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 117,000 jobs, 71%. Job growth was slower for men. Men gained 48,000 jobs, […]

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March Job Openings Hires Down, 3.1 Job Seekers For Every Job

By ELISE GOULD, Economic Policy Institute— The March Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), released May 7, 2013, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows job openings fell slightly in March to 3.8 million, a decrease of 55,000 since February. While job openings are similar to where they were about five years ago as the economy was […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4804 target=_blank >BLS Report: Steady Spring Job Market Or Unemployment Disaster?</a>

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 165,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, May 3, 2013. Employment increased in professional and business services, food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care. The unemployment rate, at 7.5%, was changed little in […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4798 target=_blank >European Economic Highlights: Will Unemployment Reach Another New High?</a>

From The Conference Board– Will the Euro Area unemployment rate rise to another record high? One of the more important factors that are hindering the recovery in the Euro Area is the lack of available of capital for lending. Labor markets would benefit from higher investment levels, as unemployment is still at record highs in Europe […]

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Ooops! Did A Spreadsheet Error Cost You Your Job?

By DEAN BAKER— Did an Excel error cost you your job? This is what people around the world should be asking after researchers at the University of Massachusetts uncovered a serious calculation mistake. The mistake was in an enormously influential paper by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, two prominent economists, which purports to show that high levels […]

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