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Feb 03, 2017

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – January 2017

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for January 2017 was 4.8 percent and that the economy added 227,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Jan 27, 2017

2016 Advanced Release: Obama Presides Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower (1.4%)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized…

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Jan 06, 2017

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – December 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for December 2016 was 4.7 percent and that the economy added 156,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Dec 22, 2016

Obama Poised to Preside Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third and final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Nov 04, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – October 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for October 2016 was 4.9 percent and that the economy added 161,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Nov 01, 2016

Tax Extenders: Corporate Welfare for Energy Companies

EXPIRING CORPORATE WELFARE: LET IT DIE Dozens of special-interest tax giveaways are set to expire on December 31. But these provisions, which some in Congress want to extend, are nothing but…

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Oct 07, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – September 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5 percent and that the economy added 156,000 jobs. Despite strong job growth in…

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Sep 29, 2016

Slowest Economic Recovery Since 1949 (Q2 Final Estimate)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate…

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Sep 02, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – August 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent and that the economy added 151,000 jobs, while the number of…

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Jul 29, 2016

Slowest Second Quarter Growth In Three Years (Q2 Advanced Estimate)

Today, the Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 1…

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