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Mar 19th, 2021
Unemployment Claims Drop for Sixth Straight Week
In May, the U.S. economy generated 559,000 new jobs.
Jun 10th, 2021
U.S. Job Openings Surge to Record 9.3M
The number of job openings soared 12% from the month prior.
Jun 8th, 2021
US Economy: Plenty of Growth, Not Enough Workers or Supplies
The speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.
Jun 7th, 2021
April US Durable Goods Orders Fall 1.3%
The unexpected decrease was the first drop in 11 months.
May 27th, 2021
US Jobless Claims Up to 744K
The Labor Department said applications increased by 16,000 from a week earlier.
Apr 8th, 2021
Services Sector Surges to Record High
Services — such as banks, retailers and restaurants — account for 71% of all U.S. jobs.
Apr 6th, 2021
IMF Upgrades Global Growth Forecast
It could be the fastest expansion for the global economy in IMF records dating back to 1980.
Apr 6th, 2021
US Jobless Claims Rise to 719K
Still, the four-week average of claims fell to the fewest since mid-March 2020.
Apr 1st, 2021
US Jobless Claims Fall as Pace of Layoffs Eases
Recent signs show the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery.
Mar 11th, 2021
Jobless Claims Tick Up as Layoffs Remain High
An estimated 18 million people are collecting some form of jobless aid.
Mar 4th, 2021
Is the $15 Minimum Wage a Job Boon or Bust?
The U.S. lags other developed countries in the size of its minimum wage.
Feb 17th, 2021