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Lowering Unemployment Rate Is a Tough Job - WSJ

- 2 days ago @ wsj.com: There are two big questions about the unemployment rate. One is how low it should go. The other is how long it will take to get there. Economists estimate that Thursday's jobs report will show U.S. payrolls grew by 233,000 in June, pushing the ...

Lowering Unemployment Rate Is a Tough Job

- 2 days ago @ wsj.com: There are two big questions about the unemployment rate. One is how low it should go. The other is how long it will take to get there. Economists estimate that Thursday's jobs report will show U.S. payrolls grew by 233,000 in June, pushing the ...

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US Economy on Rise: 223000 Jobs Added; Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3

The Ledger: Sophia Lewis,e_SNbSleft, of PSEG Long Island, speaks to an attendee about employment opportunities during a job fair at Citi Field in New York. U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent, according to ...

US employers add 223000 jobs, unemployment nears 7-year low

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June and the nation's unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent, its lowest level in nearly seven years. But that was primarily because many job seekers abandoned their search and were no longer counted as ...

The real reason the unemployment rate 'fell' in June

New York Post: On Thursday, Labor, in the first sentence of its June jobs report statement, said that “payroll employment increased by 223,000 and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Thanks, but I'd like to focus instead on the fifth paragraph and the very ...

June's unemployment dip means more Americans leaving the workforce

PBS NewsHour (blog): Also of note, while the number of employed dropped by 56,000, the number of people that were classified as unemployed also decreased—by 375,000. OK, so how does that happen? You would assume that if the number of employed people grows, the ...

US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

Fox News: WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

Alabama gets $1.2M grant to expand unemployment services for jobless workers

AL.com: (Contributed photo). The Alabama Department of Labor said it will use the money to grow its Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments program, which helps residents who claim unemployment benefits. State leaders expect the number of claimants ...

Washington unemployment rises to 4.7 percent

The Washington metro area added more than 18,000 jobs in May, even as the unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent, from 4.3 percent in April. The Washington metro was one of 346 metropolitan areas reporting lower unemployment rates compared to a year ...

North Carolina unemployment rises in May | News - WCTI NewsChannel 12

WCTI12.com: The unemployment rate in North Carolina rose for 97 of the 100 counties in the state, according to figures released by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The state rate rose from 5.2 percent in April to 5.9 in May ...

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223000 JOBS IN JUNE..

Jobs Report: U.S. Added 223000 Jobs In June As Unemployment Rate Moved

Forbes: The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5.3%. Down from 5.5% in May this is the lowest rate since April 2008 but reflects a shrinking labor force. In other words, the rate is down for what economist consider the wrong ...

US creates 223000 jobs in June, unemployment 5.3%

MarketWatch: Yet wages were flat and job gains in the prior two months were reduced, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a gain of 225,000 nonfarm jobs. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell to 5.3% from 5.5% to mark the ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL..

Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat

ABC30.com: The economy gained 223,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday. But the rate fell mainly because many people out of work gave up on their job searches and were no longer counted ...

June Jobs Report: Continued, Solid Gains, But That 5.3 Percent Unemployment

Huffington Post: Today's jobs report was a bit weaker than expected, and a bit weaker than it looked at first blush. While payrolls were up 223,000 in June, in line with expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to a record low in this recovery of 5.3 percent ...

U.S. Adds 223000 Jobs In June; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3%

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will ...

U.S. Adds 223, 000 Jobs In June; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3%

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will ...

Sask. unemployment rate drops to 4.4% in March

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in March after 7,000 new jobs were created.

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4 percent unemployment might be the new 5 percent unemployment

That's pretty healthy, and more than enough to keep bringing the unemployment rate down. But if you're a glass-half-empty sort, you'd counter that the economy lost 60,000 jobs in revisions to April and May, that the labor force shrank by 432,000 in ...

The unemployment rate is the 'Big Lie'

But the unemployment rate isn't going down because people are getting jobs. It's going down because people aren't getting jobs — and they're giving up trying. The actual unemployment rate is over 10 percent, CNBC says. While lower, the rate has been ...

75 Of Oklahoma's 77 Counties See Unemployment Rate Rise

News On 6: The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports the unemployment rate rose in 75 of Oklahoma's 77 counties in May. The figures released Wednesday show Latimer County in southeastern Oklahoma with the highest jobless rate at 8.4 percent -- up ...

PolitiFact: Is Trump right about real unemployment rate being near 20 percent?

Bay News 9: Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report, which tells how many people, expressed as a percentage, are unemployed in the United States. For May 2015, the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, up from 5.4 percent in April 2015 and down ...

Unemployment rate reaches seven-year low in Wythe Co.

Wythe County officials said Tuesday the unemployment rate in their county reached its lowest point in nearly a decade.

The Unemployment Rate Does Not Measure Labor Market Strength

The official unemployment rate is more a measure of labor market disequilibrium than of labor markets strength or weakness. As economists and policy makers search for alternative measures of labor market strength, the picture gets confusing and the labor market still looks quite weak. This explains much of the Fed's reticence to raise interest rates.

Unemployment rate to hold steady in March

The unemployment rate is expected to have held steady at 6.3 per cent in March, when the figures are released on Thursday.

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Unemployment falls in Fredericksburg region year-over-year

Fredericksburg.com: The Fredericksburg's region's unemployment rate is down year-over-year, but rose slightly from April's jobless numbers. The region, which includes the city of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, had a 5.2 ...

Lowering Unemployment Rate Is a Tough Job

Wall Street Journal: There are two big questions about the unemployment rate. One is how low it should go. The other is how long it will take to get there. Economists estimate that Thursday's jobs report will show U.S. payrolls grew by 233,000 in June, pushing the ...

Lowering Unemployment Rate Is a Tough Job - WSJ

Wall Street Journal: There are two big questions about the unemployment rate. One is how low it should go. The other is how long it will take to get there. Economists estimate that Thursday's jobs report will show U.S. payrolls grew by 233,000 in June, pushing the ...

David Stockman Shock Blog: The Real Unemployment Rate Is 42.9%

RushLimbaugh.com: RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the unemployment rate, what is the latest reported unemployment, 5.5%, is that what it is, 5.3, 5.6? It's in that neighborhood, right? I don't know what the exact number is. Not that this matters to anything anymore. I mean ...

HARD AT WORK: Unemployment rate steady for Dubbo

DUBBO’S unemployment rate is lower than the NSW and national figures and residents seeking jobs should look in the health, retail and education sectors.

Donald Trump says 'real' unemployment rate is 18 to 20

Don't trust government unemployment statistics, Donald Trump said during his presidential campaign announcement speech. "Our real unemployment is anywhere from 18 to 20 percent," Trump said. "Don't believe the 5.6.

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