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Worthwhile Reads – October 3rd

Annie Lowrey, from New York Magazine, correctly states that the monthly jobs report, though good, is not as important as it used to be. She follows Chair Yellen’s lead and notes other indicators that are not so promising: “A broader

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The Unexpectedly Low Jobs Report for August

The jobs report for August is a disappointment with only 142,000 jobs added, well below the forecasted 225,000. Many in the media have called this report a blip, that will improve with future revision. The consensus being that employment will

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June’s Jobs Report

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report. On first glance it looks promising with the addition of 288,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 6.1%. Upon further inspection the good looking report shows some that

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A Deceiving Unemployment Rate

The preliminary jobs report for April was released today and it looked to be very promising. The country was said to add 288,000 jobs in April with the unemployment rate making a tying post-recession drop of .4%, from 6.7% to 6.3%. This

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