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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

State Job Gains Surprisingly Steady

The job market’s recovery from the deepest recession since World War II has been surprisingly similar among states, breaking with past economic rebounds, according to economists Jason Bram and James Orr of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While...

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Housing construction in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

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Housing construction in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Housing Boom’s End Dims Women’s Job Outlook: Fed Report

The heyday for women in the job market  may have ended with the housing boom, according to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Women hold a disproportionate share of jobs — such as teaching positions — that rely...

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A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

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A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

Zero-Interest Fed: How Long?

The Labor Department said today that the economy added 165,000 jobs in April. With this kind of moderate-but-not-stellar growth in payrolls, is the Federal Reserve on track to meet its own forecast for its first interest-rate increase? A simple calculation...

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A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

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A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

Divided Views of U.S. Economy Remain with Jobs Report: BGov

With the employment report today beating expectations – at 165,000 new jobs, above the widely expected 140,000 gain – the U.S. economy continues to chug along at a steady, though unexciting pace. The unemployment rate ticked down by 0.1 percent...

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

Consumer Confidence Up — Not in Jobs

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved in April, reaching a five-month high, a report from the Conference Board showed today. Chalk up a good portion of the elation to gains in wealth from improving property values and stock portfolios. In...

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Job seekers wait for the opening of an employment fair sponsored by Job News in partnership with USOilWorker.com and The Texas Veterans Commission at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 19, 2013.

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Job seekers wait for the opening of an employment fair sponsored by Job News in partnership with USOilWorker.com and The Texas Veterans Commission at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 19, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 63.3%

That’s the U.S. labor force participation rate for March, the lowest since May 1979, according to the Labor Department. The rate represents the proportion of the population that’s in the civilian labor force, which includes those who are employed and...

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Job seekers wait in a line to see recruiters at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York, on Feb. 19, 2013.

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Job seekers wait in a line to see recruiters at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Economists Mark Down Payroll Forecasts as Data Disappoint

The last few bits of data ahead of April 6 figures from the Labor Department are in, and the results were disappointing. The data are prompting some economists to cut payroll forecasts. Among the ingredients analysts toss into concocting their...

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A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas: Even Employment Gains Bigger

God Bless Texas… and North Dakota, and Utah. Texas led all the states in February with an 80,600 increase in net hiring, the biggest gain since the U.S. Labor Department started keeping records in 1982, figures released on March 29...

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Job seekers at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.

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Job seekers at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.

White House Warns of ‘Self-Inflicted’ Wounds for a Recovering Economy

The White House is taking today’s employment report as a sign that the economy is healing from “the wounds inflicted” by the worst downturn since the Great Depression, while warning Congress against creating any “self-inflicted wounds.” Such as the looming...

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A "now hiring" sign at a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.

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A "now hiring" sign at a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.

Unemployment 8% Mid-January: Gallup

When it comes to work, there are indicators and then there are indicators. The Labor Department won’t report on the state of the U.S. job market this month until the first Friday in February. Gallup, which conducts its own survey...

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