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    U.S. Employment Stagnates

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in September continued to plod along, neither crashing or noticeably improving. Over all, employment was down 92,000. That’s a meaningful number, but the losses were on the government-employment side, where 77,000 temporary census workers finished their assignments, and local… Read More
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    U.S. Employment in August is Flat

    The August employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor statistics (BLS) are in. The result: Pretty much No Change from one month earlier. Though it could be worse, that’s not good news. The U.S. economy lost 54,000 jobs from July to August 2010, including the loss of 114,000 temporary census jobs. Overall, governments shed 121,000… Read More
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    Another mixed month in employment in the United States

    On the surface, the employment report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics looks bad: 131,000 jobs lost in the midst of what many hoped was a recovery. Dig just a little deeper and it looks a little better — maybe — but still not very good. Last month’s job losses resulted… Read More
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    U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 jobs in April

    The U.S. economy added an estimated 290,000 jobs in April, the best performance in more than 4 years. 231,000 of those jobs were in the private sector. About 66,000 temporary workers were hired by the U.S. census bureau. The last time the economy did better was in March, 2006, when 326,000 jobs were added. The… Read More