Unemployment Falls to 4.9% – 73 Consecutive Months of Job Growth

If you listen to Trump and his Republican party, you would think the United States of America is worse than a third world country. Yes, there is always room for progress, but considering the most recent economic report, things are not as bad as they would have you believe. The economy added 161,000 jobs in October, a solid gain, suggesting it is maintaining its healthy and steady pace. Jobs added during the previous month were also revised up substantially by the Labor Department. It is the last...

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Another Positive Jobs Report for December – 292,000 Jobs Created

More non-farm jobs created in the month of December amounting to 292,000 jobs, according to a newly released report from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the report, the unemployment rate remains at 5%.

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Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Levels in Last 15 Years

Your Thursday morning dose of good news. First-time filings for unemployment insurance fell by 34,000 to 262,000 in the week ended April 25, the lowest since April 15, 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The figure was smaller than the lowest projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists. With job openings at a 14-year high and prospects for stronger growth after the first-quarter setback, companies are intent on maintaining headcounts. The level of firings is consistent...

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Still On The Right Track – 321,000 Jobs Added in November – #ThanksObama

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP) — U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world. The Labor Department also said Friday that 44,000 more jobs were added in September and October combined than the government had previously estimated. Job gains have averaged 241,000 a month this year, putting 2014 on track to be the strongest year...

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Report – 175,000 Jobs Added in February

After two months of reporting weak job growth, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that, seasonally adjusted, 162,000 new private jobs were created in February. Government at all levels hired 13,000. The official unemployment rate—which BLS calls U3 and calculates in a separate survey—rose to 6.7 percent. The bureau revised its previously reported results for December from 75,000 to 84,000, and in January from 113,000 to 129,000. That brought the three-month average to 129,000. At that...

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President’s Weekly Address – We Must Extend Unemployment Insurance – Video

President Obama used his first weekly address of 2014 to urge Republicans to joint Democrats in doing what they should for the unemployed - extending unemployment insurance.  For decades, Republicans and Democrats put partisanship and ideology aside to offer some security for job-seekers, even when the unemployment rate was lower than it is today.  Instead of punishing families who can least afford it, Republicans should make it their New Year’s resolution to do the right thing, and restore...

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Thanks to GOP – 1.3 Million Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits This Week

Thanks to a do nothing Congress, with blame placed squarely on the backs of the Republicans. More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year. For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal government's...

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