Unemployment

Euquant Business Analysis: Where will the jobs be in 2022?

*Source: Occupational Employment Statistics Program,  U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the service sector continues to be the driving force behind the U.S. economy it begs the...

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Sizzling Labor Market Recovery Shifts Focus to Fed Action(8/1/14)

The labor market continued a sizzling pace of economic recovery in July. The economy created 209,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate edged up only incrementally from 6.1% to 6.2%. However, the latter increase...

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Economic Recovery Breaks New Ground – it’s Normal! (7/3/14)

After meandering through five years of uncharacteristic performance, the last several months signal economic growth has finally hit a normal stride. For three consecutive months the economy produced an average of...

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Trickle-down Growth is not enough for Blacks and Hispanic(6/23/14)

Following the devastating effects of the last recession slow job recovery, government macroeconomic policies have concentrated almost exclusively on growing the economy. However, to restore and rebuild the quality of...

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The US Economy is on a New Roll (5/8/2014)

The Labor Department's Monthly Employment Report confirmed the US economy is no longer crawling but galloping forward; it created 192,000 new jobs in March. Unemployment remained at 6.7% and did not increase, despite...

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Reasons to be Optimistic about December Jobs Report(1/9/2014)

On Friday the Labor Department will release its latest report on employment and unemployment during the month of December. Most economic forecasters expect an okay report, but not one that is significantly better than...

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Economy Enters New Phase of Recovery (12/20/2013)

What’s new about the current phase of the economic recovery is all sectors are moving forward in sync. It’s like an automobile that is firing on all cylinders, rather than a few. This is not happened in the four and...

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ADP Reports a Surprising 215,000 Increase in New Jobs during November

ADP jobs report indicates 215,000 new jobs were created in November. This is good news for the economy but perhaps not so good news for the stock market. This is because it suggests the Fed may end its bond buying...

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Noisy Employment Data- we must wait another month to find out the truth!

There are two major sources from which we gather data on employment and unemployment; the establishment survey and the household survey. The first showed a very positive trend and the second displayed and alarmingly...

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Unfinished Agenda of the March on Washington: Economic Justice -Part 1

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington (MOW), its designation as a “March for Jobs and Freedom” haunts us as a reminder of an unfinished agenda in the ongoing battle for justice and equality for African...

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