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Tight job market hits small business confidence

by Justin Ho Feb 13, 2019
Small business owners, who have struggled to find the workers they need, are frustrated.
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Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

by , and Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.  

Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

by , and Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.  

Here's the problem with low, low unemployment

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 13, 2018
Unemployment in the United States currently stands at the low, low 3.9 percent. What’s not to like? A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston argues that, historically, a low unemployment rate can signal trouble for the economy.…
A now hiring sign is seen on March 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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For some workers, big pay raises. Others, not so much.

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 3, 2018
Bank tellers, truck drivers and bartenders are among those in high demand.
Commuters make their way through Grand Central Terminal during evening rush hour in New York City.
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For some workers, the economy looks good enough to take a chance on a new job

by Kimberly Adams Jul 11, 2018
More Americans are quitting their jobs nowadays, according to the latest numbers out from the Labor Department. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) shows that in May, the “quits rate” hit its highest level in 17 years.  That…
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Fears of a trade war rekindled

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 1, 2018
We ended the week with a strong jobs report. But what about wage growth?
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U.S. adds a modest 103,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate stays at 4.1 percent

by Associated Press Apr 6, 2018
The unemployment rate is at a 17-year low.
Job seekers use computers to fill out applications during a job fair at California's Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
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Here is the truth about wages that you won’t hear from Trump

by Jana Kasperkevic and Kimberly Adams Feb 2, 2018
Are wages really growing under President Donald Trump?
President Donald Trump holds a glass of water before he delivers the State of the Union address.
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Weekly Wrap: What the numbers are really telling us

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 7, 2017
Sudeep Reddy of Politico and Linette Lopez of Business Insider join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week, they talk about what numbers we should really be focusing on to judge the economy, and the latest happenings at…
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