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Real Estate Headwinds (Editorial)

We didn’t see a recession last year, but the commercial real estate market bears watching. read more >
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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise but Labor Market Remains Solid

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to raise concern about the labor market or broader economy. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate / Retail

How The Markets and The Economy Surprised Investors and Economists in 2023, By The Numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year full of big numbers, with strong gains for stocks and even more fantastic flights for crypto, it was one shrinking number that superseded […] read more >
Business Services / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Help Wanted — Immediately! (Sabrina Starling On Small Business)

Are you struggling to fill positions with qualified candidates? Are you working long hours to meet the demands of your business? Are hiring challenges slowing your growth? If you answered […] read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments

Congressional Budget Office Projects Lower Inflation, Higher Unemployment Into 2025

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office said Friday it expects inflation to nearly hit the Federal Reserve’s 2% target rate in 2024, as overall growth is expected to slow and unemployment […] read more >
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Labor Market Stays Sturdy: US Employers Add 199,000 Jobs in November

The unemployment rate has now remained below 4% for 22 straight months, the longest such streak since the late 1960s. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Thankful, and Hoping for the Best (Editorial)

Despite predictions, the U.S. may get through this year without a recession. read more >
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The Power Dynamic in Labor Has Shifted. But For How Long?

Despite historic strikes and record contract negotiations this year, there's a lot stacked against labor organizers today. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Labor Market Stays Strong as Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level in Nearly 8 Months

U.S. applications for jobless claims fell by 20,000 to 201,000 for the week ending Sept. 16, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's the lowest figure since the last week of January. read more >
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State Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 2.7%

It's the first increase since October. Meanwhile, Arkansas’ labor force participation rate was unchanged. read more >
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Fewer Americans Apply for Jobless Benefits as Labor Market Keeps Humming Along

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits fell last week by 10,000, to 230,000 the week ending August 19, the Labor Department reported Thursday. read more >

A Soft Landing? Maybe! (Editorial)

The year is half over and the widely predicted recession has yet to arrive. read more >

State Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low of 2.7%

It was the eighth consecutive month of employment gains in the state. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Health Care

US Employers Added a Surprisingly Strong 339,000 Jobs in May

Friday's report from the government reflected the job market's resilience after more than a year of rapid interest rate increases by the Fed. read more >
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State Unemployment Hits Record Low of 2.8%

The labor force rose by 2,945 from March to April, increasing for the seventh straight month. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

Hot Employment Market Shows Signs of Cooling

While hiring remained strong in April, the government lowered its hiring figures for February and March. read more >
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Weekly US Jobless Claims Highest Since 2021, but Companies Avoid Getting Caught Short-Handed

Applications for jobless aid for the week ending May 6 rose by 22,000 to 264,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's up from the previous week's 242,000 and is the most since November of 2021. read more >
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Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

More Americans File for Jobless Claims; Layoffs Remain Low

Jobless claims in the U.S. for the week ending March 25 rose by 7,000 to 198,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. read more >
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US Jobless Claims Inch Down as Labor Market Remains Tight

The four-week moving average of claims, which flattens out some of week-to-week volatility, fell by 250 to 196,250, remaining below the 200,000 threshold for the ninth straight week. read more >
Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise by Most in 5 Months

Layoffs remain historically low as the labor market continues to be largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. read more >