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U.S. jobless claims plunge to lowest level since 1973

”Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973,” Sho Chandra reports for Bloomberg.

“The latest period also encompasses the reporting week that the Labor Department surveys for its October employment figures,” Chandra reports. 111 more words

News

JOLTS Report - Too Many Job Openings!

Financial FAQs

The Labor Department reported today that there were 6.1 million job openings in August in its JOLTS report, or Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which was “little changed” from July, while hirings remained far behind at 5.430 million. 585 more words

Consumer Spending

JOLTS Report - Too Many Job Openings!

Financial FAQs

The Labor Department reported today that there were 6.1 million job openings in August in its JOLTS report, or Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which was “little changed” from July, while hirings remained far behind at 5.430 million. 584 more words

Weekly Financial News

Oregon’s Shifting Retail Landscape (Graph of the Week)

There’s no question that online sales have been, and will continue to change the retail landscape. However, it can be hard to show exactly how this is influencing and impacting standard economic data. 67 more words

Blog

Today’s Top 5 Business News Headlines

• Consumer Spending Rises 0.1% in August
• S+P and NASDAQ Hit Highs
• HHS Secretary Fired for Private Planes
• VW “Dieselgate” Now Over $30 Billion… 6 more words

Business Headlines

Consumer Spending Stalls as Core Inflation Moderates

By Thomson Reuters – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August likely as Hurricane Harvey weighed on auto sales and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, pointing to a moderation in economic growth in the third quarter. 745 more words

GDP & Employment

Foreign Travel to the U.S. Dropped and It Left A $2.7 Billion Hole in Consumer Spending

Foreign travel to the United States has fallen while President Donald Trump has been in office. New data from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that foreign travel to the U.S. 280 more words

International