Unemployment

Stagnant Jobs Growth is a Sobering Reality Check

The Labor Department's March jobs report was a bad outcome. The market expected 190,000 new jobs to be created. Instead, only 95,000 jobs were added. The stock market euphoria was premature as the economy must now deal...

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Disappointing 7.9% Unemployment Reflects Political Gridlock Over Deficit

The January growth in jobs was disappointing and unemployment increased to 7.9%. The slow growth is caused by the political gridlock over the budget deficit which has dampened consumer confidence, decreased business...

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December Unemployment of 7.8% means Economy on a Treadmill

The new jobs report December 2012 suggests little progress was made in job creation over the last month. The unemployment rate for December and November was 7.8%. After surprising declines over the last five months, ...

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Video of GazelleIndex CEO on CNN –November Unemployment

Video of Gazelle Index CEO Danny Boston on the November Jobs Report. The economy created 146,000 jobs in November; twice as many as were predicted and unemployment declined to 7.7%. ...

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Why November Unemployment Declined to 7.7%

The November Labor Department Jobs Report was a surprise showing the economy created 146,000 jobs, even more than in October. The unemployment rate declined to 7.7% overall, 6.8% for whites and 13.2% for blacks....

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October Jobs Report gets a Grade of B

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, many more than analysts expected, and unemployment edged up to 7.9% because so many persons re-entered the labor market. The number of jobs created in Sept. was revised up by...

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The 7.8% Unemployment Rate Controversy – a Teaching Moment

Analysts appeared perplexed when explaining the sudden drop in unemployment - given that only 114,000 new jobs were created. We explain why this occurred....

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September Unemployment Report Beats Forecast

Forget the conspiracy theories, the September unemployment report was such a surprise because most analysts had failed to see the underlying strength in the economy in the past....

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Fewer Jobs in August, but Stronger Economy: A Tale of Two Cities

The unemployment rate declined from 8.3% in July to 8.1% in August. The decline was caused by workers dropping out of the labor market. The number of new jobs created, 96,000, was less than expected. ...

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CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux Interviews CEO Boston regarding July Unemployment

The unemployment rate for July increased from 8.2% to 8.3%. Yet, the overall report was good news. Listen to Gazelle Index CEO Danny Boston discuss the issues behind the numbers to discuss the broader significance....

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