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Good News: “U.S. jobless claims plunge to 49-year low of 210,000”

” The rate of layoffs as measured by U.S. jobless claims fell to the lowest level since 1969, reflecting the strongest labor market since the end of the dotcom boom nearly two decades ago. Initial U.S. jobless claims fell by … Continue reading

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Good News: “[U.S.] Southwest spends tax savings on employee bonuses, charity, new routes”

“President Trump’s historic tax cuts are a gift that keeps on giving. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced this week that the company will award employee bonuses, donate millions to charity, and invest in improving its business with the money … Continue reading

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Good News: “Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm U.S. Job Market”

“Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-19/fewest-jobless-claims-since-1973-show-firm-u-s-job-market

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“US created 211,000 jobs in April, vs 185,000 jobs expected”

“Job creation in April bounced back from a disappointing March, with nonfarm payrolls growing by 211,000 while the unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, its lowest since May 2007… The employment-to-population ratio increased to 60.2 percent, its best showing of … Continue reading

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800,000 Leave labor force

“The drop in the unemployment rate from March’s 6.7 percent came as the agency’s survey of households showed the labor force shrank by more the 800,000 in April.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/payrolls-in-u-s-rise-by-most-since-2012-unemployment-at-6-3-.html

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“IRS employs former cop convicted of FBI snooping”

“The Internal Revenue Service, already facing accusations that its workers improperly snooped through tax files, has hired a former police officer convicted just a few years ago of illegally accessing FBI records and providing information to a subject of a … Continue reading

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