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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the June 2014 Jobs Report

Maybe the U.S. economy sensed the jobs report would be released around the Fourth of July and wanted to steal its thunder because this was one (surprisingly) healthy jobs report released this morning. And before you check your calendar to make sure you’re not losing your mind, yes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did release the June 2014 report a day earlier because of the holiday weekend. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the May 2014 Jobs Report

At first glance, the numbers coming out of the May jobs report released this morning look as good as National Donut Day feels — job gains lived up to economists’ expectations; the unemployment rate remained unchanged; we finally recouped the jobs lost during the recession; and this was the first four-month stretch with 200,000-plus job gains since the 1990sContinue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the April 2014 Jobs Report

Much like the twists and turns on popular TV shows today like “Game of Thrones” or “Scandal,” the BLS monthly jobs reports tend to evoke a roller coaster of emotions ranging from happiness, to disbelief, to disappointment, to gratitude, to anger, to confusion. And the April jobs report released this morning was no different. As you may know, following each month’s jobs report, we read dozens of news reports, scour the Web, and break what we find down to three key talking points you can use. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the March 2014 Jobs Report

If you live in a city like Chicago where the weather is constantly freezing and dreary in flux, your reaction to a sunny 40-degree day is, “Eh…it’s not ideal, but we’ll take it.” That’s the type of reaction economic experts had to the March jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following the past few winter months that consistently fell short of expectations. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the February 2014 Jobs Report

Brr… While much of the country continues to trudge through record-breaking (and unwelcome) amounts of snow and ice, the U.S. economy appears to be thawing — at least a little. This is evidenced by some positive news coming out of the February 2014 jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As you may know, following each month’s jobs report, we read dozens of news reports, scour the Web, and break what we find down to three key talking points you can use. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the January 2014 Jobs Report

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air — but it looks like jobs are getting the cold shoulder. January’s BLS numbers released this morning painted quite a grim picture of yet another consecutive jobs report with weaker-than-expected numbers.

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate ticked down a hair to 6.6 percent. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the December 2013 Jobs Report

Remember when Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up the stairs to receive her Oscar Award for Best Actress in front of millions of viewers? That was sort of an epic fail — but in a cute way, because who doesn’t love J-Law (and also, who hasn’t daydreamed about cake)? Unfortunately, we saw another epic fail with the release of today’s jobs report, except there was nothing cute about it. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the November 2013 Jobs Report

If you hear someone today screaming, “Hooray for the unemployment rate!” please don’t punch them in the face. They mean well. They’re probably just talking about the good news coming out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s November 2013 jobs report, which was released this morning. Probably the biggest highlight was that the U.S. unemployment rate has ticked down to the lowest in five years. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Insights & Trends

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the October 2013 Jobs Report

Whether it’s Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake or Marina Shifrin’s catchy “I Quit” video that went viral last month, it’s OK to do a little happy dance today. (Your co-workers will probably thank you if you can refrain from doing so in public.) That’s because there’s surprisingly good news coming out of the October 2013 jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

Three Talking Points from the September 2013 Jobs Report

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. No, unfortunately Friends didn’t announce a reunion, but after a government shutdown-induced delay, we finally got our hands on the BLS’ September jobs report this morning.

As you know, we read dozens of news reports and scour the web following each month’s jobs report and break it down to three key talking points for you. Continue reading >>

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