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Well that’s embarrassing: Ga. has Highest Unemployment in the Nation

A report out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Georgia with the highest unemployment rate in the country. I scrolled back to 1976 and I couldn’t find a single month in which Georgia had this dubious distinction. This is bad news in general, but it is especially bad news if you’ve based your […] The post Well that’s embarrassing: Ga. Show More Summary

BLS Preliminary Benchmark Revision to NFP

This year’s benchmark: Surprisingly small From labor wonks at the Liscio Report: This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the preliminary benchmark revision to the non-farm payroll, through March 2014. The annual benchmark is based on the unemployment insurance system’s records, which cover close to 100% of establishment employment, and are the last word...Read More

Is this the first sign of rising inflation?

As Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal points out, August was a stellar month for wage growth. Month-on-month wage growth rocketed to 0.4 percent after being flat in July. It was by far the best showing in a year: (Bureau of Labor Statistics/Business...Show More Summary

2015 Tax Rates, Brackets & Exemption Amounts May Save Taxpayers Money

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the consumer price index (CPI) has dropped off by.2%. That dip means that inflation should stay put: what does that mean for 2015 tax rates?

Consumer Prices Fell 0.2 Percent in August on Reduced Energy Costs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in August, the first monthly decline since AprilRead the Rest...

Early Look at 2015 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - August 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

The Highs and Lows of Construction Unemployment Rates

State-level construction employment numbers are available monthly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but jobless rates are not.

Twitter Chat: What’s the economic impact of the rise of single U.S. adults?

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary, the majority of U.S. adults are now single, or 50.2 percent, compared with 37.4 percent in 1976. Photo illustration by Getty Images Every month the U.S....Show More Summary

BLS: Producer Price Index unchanged in August

From the BLS: The Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged in August, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices advanced 0.1 percent in July and 0.4 percent in June. On an...Show More Summary

Producer Prices Were Unchanged in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services were unchanged in August, continuingRead the Rest...

Is Employment Strengthening?

By Steven Hansen: The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Job's Situation is one of the most awaited reports. Pundits (including members of the Federal Reserve) talk about being in an employment strengthening cycle. (click to enlarge) The degree employment is strengthening or not depends on how you view the data. Show More Summary

Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

By Adam Hartung: [Originally published 9/5/2014] The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just issued America’s latest jobs report covering August. And it’s a disappointment. The economy created an additional 142,000 jobs last month. After...Show More Summary

The Majority of American Adults Are Single

Despite that flood of wedding photos on your Facebook news feed, married people are not taking over the world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, single adults now outnumber married adults for the first time since 1976 when they first began tracking the data. Read more...

Little Change In JOLTS

Today's Job Openings and Labor Market Turnover Survey (JOLTS), released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed little progress in key indicators of labor market demand since last month. While we didn't see a noticeable deterioration for the July statistics versus June, there wasn't much to get excited about either. Show More Summary

U.S. Labor Market Is Losing Flexibility, and That's a Bad Sign For Jobs

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Last week we heard from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that job growth in August was disappointing—and that labor force participation is as low as it's been in decades. Last month, a Brookings Institution study said our economy is is...Show More Summary

Manufacturing Job Postings Eased Slightly in July, but Remained Improved from Earlier in the Year

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings declined slightly, down from 302,000 in June to 296,000 inRead the Rest...

BLS: Jobs Openings at 4.7 million in July, Up 22% Year-over-year

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary here were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of July, little changed from June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary


At the top of the hour, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report. Expectations are for the report to show that there were 4.7 million job openings as of the end of...Show More Summary

FOMC Meeting And U.S. Non-Farm Payroll For September 2014

By FX Analyst: On 5 September 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. Non-Farm Payroll has increased 142,000 in August 2014 compared to 212,000 in July 2014. This figure is lower than market expectations of an increase of 230,000 and yet the effect on the USD has been muted. Show More Summary

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