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  • Labor Force Participation rate - no longer falling

    01/05/2019 6:28:16 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 27 replies
    Trading Economics ^ | January 5th, 2019 | Trading Economics
    This statistic is a political football. Thought I'd get an update.
  • Job openings back over 7 million and near record high; 1 million more jobs than unemployed workers

    12/10/2018 9:51:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/09/2018 | Jeff Cox
    There were 1 million more jobs than unemployed workers in the most recent government count of job openings, according to a Labor Department release Monday. Total available jobs stood at 7.08 million for October, the second-highest level surpassed only by the 7.3 million in August, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed. By comparison, there were just 6.08 million Americans classified as unemployed for the month. The survey shows a tightening jobs market at a time when questions are arising over the broader economy's strength. Most economists are expecting a global slowdown that could infect the U.S., which is...
  • Now hiring: Door County manufacturers seek hundreds of workers (Wisconsin)

    10/18/2018 10:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 15, 2017 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/10/15/door-county-manufacturers-hiring-hundreds-workers-shipbuilding/1599068002/
  • US CO2 Emissions Plummet Under Trump While The Rest Of The World Emits More

    10/17/2018 10:03:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael Bastich
    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 percent from 2016 levels, according to the EPA. Emissions on a per-capita basis hit a 67-year low last year, federal data shows, and supporters are touting EPA’s data as proof Trump’s agenda is working. EPA’s new data comes on news that, globally, greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise to historic highs by the end of the year, despite nearly 200 countries signing the Paris climate accord.
  • U.S. Job openings hit record high of 7.14 Million

    10/16/2018 9:12:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2018
    U.S. job openings jumped to a record high in August, far outpacing a rise in hiring, suggesting that companies could be increasingly having difficulties finding qualified workers. The Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, report on Tuesday that there were 7.14 million unfilled positions in the economy in August. That was the highest level since the series started in 2000 and compared to 7.08 million vacancies in July. The job openings rate also rose to an all-time high of 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent in July. Hiring increased to a record high...
  • US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

    10/16/2018 8:53:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 16, 2018 | Paul Wiseman
    U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage points. Over the past year, industrial production rose 5.1 percent. The increase was slightly higher than economists had expected and offered more evidence that the U.S. economy is in good health. Overall economic growth reached 4.2 percent from April through June, fastest in nearly four years. The...
  • FBI: Crime rate fell in 2017

    09/24/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The number and rate of both property and violent crimes committed across the United States fell in 2017, led by big declines in some cities hit hard in recent years by waves of violence. Data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows 382.9 violent crimes per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2017, down from 386.6 per hundred thousand residents in 2016, about a one percent decrease. Property crime declined even more rapidly, to 2,362.2 crimes per 100,000 residents, a 3.6 percent decrease. Last year's property crime rate was the lowest since the late 1960s, according to FBI data and data...
  • Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Plunge to New Post-1969 Record

    09/06/2018 7:49:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9-6-18 | John Carney
    Jobless claims fell last week even further to a new post-1969 record of 203,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims for state unemployment benefits since December 6, 1969 when it was 202,000.
  • Trump Shatters Obama Legacy as Most People in Decade Satisfied With Country

    02/24/2018 6:02:43 PM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 2/23/2108 | Cillian Zeal
    In 1980, President Reagan won the election by asking Americans one simple question: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” In 2016, the question was more of an implicit one from Donald Trump: Was America better off then than it was eight years ago, when Barack Obama took office? The country answered no, and duly elected Donald Trump to the presidency. Now, just a year and change later, a new Gallup poll shows more Americans are satisfied with with the direction of country, now under Donald Trump, than have been in over a decade. “Forty-five percent...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall in latest week

    12/14/2017 3:54:24 PM PST · by gubamyster · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/14/2017 | Reporting By Lucia Mutikani Editing by Chizu Nomiyama
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 225,000 for the week ended Dec. 9 from an unrevised 236,000 the week before, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 239,000 in the latest week. The 4-week moving average was 234,750, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 241,500.
  • Economy beat expectations with 228,000 new jobs, unemployment held at 4.1

    12/08/2017 5:53:14 AM PST · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    The economy added 228,000 new payroll jobs and unemployment held at 4.1 percent in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Forecasters had expected 190,000 new jobs as the Texas and Florida economies continued to recover from the hurricanes that made September the worst jobs month in years.
  • LinkedIn report shows a 26% rise in November hiring

    12/07/2017 6:21:30 AM PST · by gubamyster · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/07/2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Hiring across the U.S. was 26 percent higher in November than a year earlier, the LinkedIn report shows. Seasonally adjusted hiring was 2.2 percent lower than in October. U.S. employers hired more people in November than last year, but fewer than in October of this year, according to the LinkedIn Workforce Report. Hiring across the U.S. was 26 percent higher last month than a year earlier, the data showed. The seasonally adjusted hiring figure was 2.2 percent lower than in October. Still, hiring has stayed consistently strong this year, LinkedIn says. Year to date, U.S. hiring has been 10.4 percent...
  • US private sector adds more jobs than expected in November

    12/06/2017 7:27:21 AM PST · by gubamyster · 13 replies
    digitallook ^ | 12/06*2017 | Michele Maatouk
    Private sector employment in the US rose more than expected in November, according to data released by ADP on Wednesday. Employers added 190,000 jobs, versus expectations for an increase of 185,000. In October, 235, 000 jobs were added. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees added 50,000 positions, while medium businesses with between 50 and 499 employees added 99,000 jobs. Large companies with 500 or more employees added 41,000 jobs. The goods-producing sector recruited an extra 36,000 people, while service providers added 155,000 jobs. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said: "The job market is red hot, with broad-based...
  • Goldman Sachs Says Unemployment Will Fall to Lowest Level Since 1969 (Winning)

    11/25/2017 6:19:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Carney
    America’s unemployment rate is already very low. Goldman Sachs says it will go even lower. The Wall Street investment bank says the unemployment rate is likely to fall to 3.5 percent by the end of 2019. In a report issued last week, Goldman’s economists predicted that unemployment would keep falling because of increasing optimism helped along by tax cuts. Wage growth should also pick up, the bank said. “Such a scenario would take the U.S. labor market into territory almost never seen outside of a major wartime mobilization.
  • Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in 3

    11/17/2017 8:22:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2017 6:30 PM EST | Christopher Rugaber
    Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. […] Steady hiring has driven down unemployment in most states in the past year. Nationwide, the rate fell to 4.1 percent in October, a 17-year low. That is down from 4.8 percent a year earlier. […] The biggest October gain was in Florida, which added 125,300 jobs as it recovered nearly all the jobs that it had lost in September due to Hurricane Irma. Texas added 71,500, which also reflected a bounce-back from Hurricane Harvey. And California gained 31,700. The...
  • African-American unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

    10/12/2017 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to a 17-year low in September, and the rates for all other major racial and ethnic groups also dropped.
  • Iraqi PM Declares 'Big Victory' Over ISIS in Mosul

    07/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | July 9, 2017 | Susannah George
    (MOSUL, Iraq) — Iraq’s prime minister celebrated with troops on Sunday after they drove Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds in Mosul, even as heavy fighting continued in a small portion of the Old City neighborhood. Iraqi state TV reported that Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to declare victory over IS in the more than eight-month old operation to drive the militants out. Al-Iraqia TV quoted al-Abadi as saying he “congratulates the fighters and the people on the big victory” in the key city, even as fighting continued in pockets. Iraq launched the operation to retake Mosul...
  • Gingrich: Trump Trip Will Be Remembered as 'Historic Turning Point'

    05/26/2017 1:24:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 05/25/2017 | Theodore Bunker
    "The speech was so powerful," Gingrich said to host Sean Hannity. "I think people will look back on this and say, 'What a historic turning point.' ... He's talking to the leadership of the Sunni world and they're taking it. They're applauding it." On Wednesday, Gingrich wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he praised Trump's speech as a "decisive shift in U.S. foreign policy." "Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism," he wrote. "Never before has...
  • Donald Trump's early legacy

    05/31/2016 6:38:41 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    Divine direction may well be the force behind what is happening in the country. Throughout human existence, Almighty God has used ordinary men (sometimes extremely flawed men) to accomplish His will. He has also throughout human existence heard the cries of suffering believers and heeded those cries. I don't know what God's designs are, I'm not a prophet, but I do know that I am very grateful this man Trump has taken up the gauntlet in defense of America. I thank Almighty God for that, whether or not He is the driving force behind our good fortune.
  • Woman Confronts Man for Using Food Stamps at Walmart

    05/03/2016 10:33:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3 | Fox
    A video posted to YouTube appears to show a woman confronting a man at Walmart for paying for his groceries with food stamps. The video, which has quickly gone viral, shows the woman standing behind the man, who was at the checkout counter with a child. The two had apparently already exchanged words, in front of children, as the video started. "I put in 50 to 60-hour weeks," the man said. "I’m trying to provide for my family." He told her to, "Deal with it, b****," and asked her to mind her own business. "I don’t have to. It’s a...