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U.S. unemployment rate 4.2 percent in September 2017

October 6, 2017

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.2 percent in September 2017 Lowest unemployment rates since December 2000 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined to 4.2 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment changed little (-33,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.2 percent in […]

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Final Obama Economy: U.S. unemployment rate 4.7 percent in December 2016

January 6, 2017

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Final Obama Economy: U.S. unemployment rate 4.7 percent in December 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate, at 4.7 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.5 million, changed little in December. However, both measures edged down in the fourth quarter, after showing little net change earlier in the year. Among the […]

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The Obama Economy: U.S. unemployment rate 4.6 percent in November 2016

December 2, 2016

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.6 percent in November 2016 White Male 3.9%, White Female 3.7%, Black Male 7.7%, Black Female 7.1% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional […]

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in July 2016 White 4.3%, Black 8.4%

August 9, 2016

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in July 2016 White 4.3%, Black 8.4% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial […]

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in February 2016

March 4, 2016

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in February 2016 White men 3.9%, White women 3.9%, Black men 8.6%, Black women 7.9% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 242,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in […]

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U.S. unemployment rate remains 5.5 percent in May 2015

June 9, 2015

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U.S. unemployment rate remains 5.5 percent in May 2015 White men decreased to 4.2%, Black men increased to 10.2% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 280,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in […]

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U.S. unemployment rate remains 5.5 percent in March 2015

April 4, 2015

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U.S. unemployment rate remains 5.5 percent in March 2015 White men 4.4%, Black men 10.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business […]

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U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.5 percent in February 2015

March 7, 2015

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U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.5 percent in February 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, […]

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U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent in December 2014

January 10, 2015

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U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent in December 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.6 percent in December, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 383,000 to 8.7 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by […]

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The Obama Economy: Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 18000 for first time ever

December 23, 2014

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The Obama Economy: Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 18000 for first time ever The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 18,000 for the first time on December 23, 2014, capping a run that saw the index tack on 1,000 points in only six months. This is fifth straight session of gains for the Dow. -Source: NBC News […]

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