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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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U.S. unemployment 5.8% in October 2014: White male 4.4% and Black male 10.7%

November 7, 2014

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U.S. unemployment 5.8% in October 2014, once again the lowest level since July 2008 White male decreased to 4.4% and Black male decreased to 10.7% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported […]

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U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008

October 3, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008 White male decreased to 4.4% and Black male increased to 11.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Employment increased in […]

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U.S. Unemployment: August 2014 unemployment rate 6.1%

September 5, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: August 2014 is 6.1% White male 4.9% and Black male 10.8% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services and in health […]

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U.S. Unemployment: June 2014 is 6.1% with White male at 4.9% and Black male at 10.9%

July 3, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: June 2014 is 6.1% White male 4.9% and Black male 10.9% The unemployment rate is lowest since September 2008 when the rate was 6.1% and the nonfarm payroll employment had declined by 159,000 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 […]

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U.S. Unemployment: January 2014 is 6.6%-White falls to 5.7% and Black rises to 12.1%

February 7, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: January 2014 is 6.6% White falls to 5.7% and Black rises to 12.1% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment grew in construcBoth the number of unemployed […]

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U.S. Unemployment: December 2013 drops to 6.7%- White 5.9%, Black 11.9%

January 11, 2014

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December 2013 drops to 6.7% White 5.9%, Black 11.9% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The number of unemployed persons declined by 490,000 to 10.4 million in December, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 6.7 percent. Over the year, the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate were down by 1.9 […]

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November 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.0%

December 7, 2013

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November 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in transportation and warehousing, health care, and manufacturing. Household Survey Data Both the number of unemployed […]

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September 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.2%

October 22, 2013

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September 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.2% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in construction, wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate, […]

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