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  • Housing Starts Increase, While Jobless Claims Slip

    June 16, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Housing starts in the United States rose more than expected and permits for future construction touched a five-month high in May, a government report showed on Thursday, but any recovery will be hampered by a glut of pre-owned homes, economists warned....
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  • Unemployment: What's Wrong with the Unemployment Numbers?????

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    The main measure of employment in the United States is the Current Population Survey conducted monthly by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a March 5, 2008 column in The New York Times, excerpted below, David Leonhardt described the birth of the...
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  • tobee43
    started a topic Top 10 Pink Slip Capitals

    Top 10 Pink Slip Capitals

    June 3, 2011

    The unemployment report released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was filled with good news. While the national unemployment rate ticked up to 9 percent, which was the highest since January, the economy added 244,000 jobs in April, a...
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  • tobee43
    started a topic 'Shockingly weak' job growth in May

    'Shockingly weak' job growth in May

    June 1, 2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Growth in the job market weakened in May, surprising economists and spurring them to call a report on private payrolls "shockingly weak," "grim," and even a "hairball."

    "The ADP Employment report coughed...
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    Last edited by tobee43; 06-03-2011, 10:05 AM.

  • tobee43
    started a topic Unemployment 8.8% for March 2011

    Unemployment 8.8% for March 2011


    The March 2011 monthly unemployment figures show the official unemployment rate decreased to 8.8% and the total jobs gained were 216,000, with 28,800 of those jobs being private temporary. Total private jobs came in at +230,000 with government jobs dropping -14,000.
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  • Jobless Claims in U.S. Rose 35,000 Last Week to 445,000

    Jan 13, 2011

    The number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments jumped in the first week of 2011 to the highest level since October as more Americans lined up to file following the holidays.

    Initial jobless claims rose by 35,000 to 445,000, according...
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  • Slow Job Growth Dims Expectation of Early Revival

    January 8, 2011

    The year 2010 ended on a disappointing note, as the economy added just 103,000 jobs in December, suggesting that economic deliverance will not arrive with a great pop in employment.

    Signs still point to a long slog of a recovery, with the unemployment rate...
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  • December jobs report: Unemployment falls to 9.4%

    January 7, 2011

    The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 9.4% -- its lowest level since May 2009, the Labor Department reported Friday.

    Businesses were hiring, adding 113,000 jobs to payrolls in the month. But the government...
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    Last edited by Flamingo; 01-07-2011, 09:46 PM.

  • A Top 10 'Real' Unemployment Report for 2010 and a Peek at 2011

    January 4, 2011

    Many 2010 year end employment stories focused on job creation and how jobless claims are less now than at the end of 2009. In reality, job creation is still meager considering we are supposedly rapidly recovering from the Great Recession. But without seeing the real...
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    Last edited by AngelinaCat; 01-06-2011, 02:34 PM. Reason: Checked link at poster's request and added spaces between paragraphs.

  • The Long Term Unemployment Problem May Be About To Look Much Worse

    Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced changes to rules on how it calculates long-term unemployment Tuesday, according to The Hill. The changes will expand the BLS’ ability to calculate unemployment for those beyond 99 weeks. Now,...
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  • New Developments on Federal Unemployment Extensions


    The U.S. Senate has approved a sweeping tax package that includes a reauthorization of federal unemployment extension benefits. The legislation now moves to the U.S House of Representatives for consideration and vote. In anticipation of eventual approval, the Employment...
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    Last edited by Flamingo; 12-17-2010, 09:25 PM.

  • helpme2010
    started a topic Attn: Unemployed & Tier 5 Extension Thread

    Attn: Unemployed & Tier 5 Extension Thread

    Hello everyone, I wanted to start a post about unemployment and those who may be losing their final extensions. Hopefully some good dialogue, information, and ideas will come about.

    I just found out I fall into the 99er crowd, which is those that have been unemployed since...
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  • kenshirley
    started a topic Unemployment Discussion

    Unemployment Discussion

    They just announced on CNN that the unemployed are now at 10.2% nationwide.
    And the fat lady isn't warming up either.
    It's not over yet folks!
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