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Jobs report News

U.S. economy adds 248,000 jobs in September, rate falls to 5.9%

Washington - U.S Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, with the unemployment rate declining to 5.9 percent, the first time in six years the rate dropped below 6 percent mark.

Jobless claims report another sign employment market is booming

New York - The latest tally of weekly jobless claims showed a drop of 36,000 to 280,000 in the week ending Sept. 13, hitting the lowest level since mid-July. That mid-July tally was the slimmest reading since May of 2000, according to U.S. Labor Department data.

Op-Ed: Government jobs reports creates confusion

The upcoming jobs report for July is coming up, but how good are the numbers? Garbage In Garbage Out creates doubts for the Federal Reserve.

Unemployment on the rise in U.S.

New unemployment claims, a depressing March jobs report and high gas prices are threatening an already anemic economic recovery in the U.S.

Stimulus Job Numbers Reported by Recovery.gov May Be Inaccurate

The slogan prominently displayed across the recovery.gov website is “Track the Money”. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done according to recent reports from ABC News indicating that a close examination of the numbers simply isn’t adding up.
 

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