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15 Sept 2016 (AFR) - US median incomes up sharply, poverty rate down

(15 September 2016, AFR, p12, by Don Lee)

‘Steady job growth and the biggest earnings boost in a decade helped sharply lower the poverty level in the United States last year and finally provided relief to the long-running problem of stagnant wages. 54 more words

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19 Aug 2016 (AFR) - How the census pushed the $A to US77¢ - Jobs growth makes for murky reading in census aftermath

(19 August 2016, AFR, p30, by Philip Baker)

‘It would seem the impact of the census has now reached the Australian dollar. The local unit leapt almost half of one US cent to US77.20¢ straight after the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the July  60 more words

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6 Aug 2016 (CNBC) - US created 255,000 jobs in July vs. 180,000 jobs expected

(6 August 2016, CNBC online)

‘Job creation crushed estimates in July as the economy added 255,000 positions, according to the Labor Department. The headline unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, though a more encompassing measure that includes those not actively looking for work and those working part-time for economic reasons moved up a notch to 9.7 percent. 33 more words

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8 Feb 2016 (AFR) - US job growth slows in January amid global woes

(8 February 2016, AFR, p11, by Don Lee)

‘Washington: Job growth in the US slowed sharply in January, the latest in recent signs of economic weakening amid turbulent global financial markets, lower corporate profits and a contracting manufacturing sector at home. 37 more words

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"The GOP Sounds Of Silence": From 'Where Are The Jobs?' To 'Where Are Republicans On Jobs?'

The economic news on Friday was even better than optimists expected: the United States added nearly 300,000 jobs in December, wrapping up the second best year for the American job market in over a decade. 537 more words

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