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Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

Nov 7, 2014
And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.
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Good news! The unemployment rate is 6.1 percent

Sep 5, 2014
Bad news, the unemployment rate is (still) 6.1 percent.
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Why a declining jobless rate may be worse than you think

Jan 10, 2014
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.
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If the unemployment rate drops below 7 percent...

Jan 10, 2014
The unemployment number has to fall further for the Fed to feel it's safe to start withdrawing extraordinary support from the economy.
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Better late than never: Government jobs report

Oct 22, 2013
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.
Posted In: jobs report, government shutdown 2013, unemployment rate