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U.S. Employment Situation – December 2013

The BLS reported this morning: The unemployment rate declined from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent in December, while total nonfarm payroll employment edged up (+74,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and wholesale … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the U.S. Labor Market

It’s year end and time for some perspective on the economy. Let’s start with the U.S. labor market. The employment to population ratio remains stuck at around 58.7 percent,  levels not seen since the mid-1980’s.  This  is due to both … Continue reading

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