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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing Employment Starts the New Year Sluggishly

January saw U.S. manufacturing employment rise by 15,000 sequentially, but this monthly gain was the smallest since September’s 6,000 and combined with negative revisions, indicated that the sector’s healthy recent jobs growth might be cooling. 799 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: A Key Sign of Better U.S. Job Quality

The U.S. government’s latest jobs report makes clear that the economy is well past the impact of the latest hurricane season, so it’s a great time to see if a new development in the makeup of American employment and hiring that began to appear this year. 541 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing Remained a Jobs Winner and a Wages Loser in November

U.S. manufacturing in November continued its recent pattern of good employment gains but weak wage performance. November payrolls bested October’s by 31,000, and the year-on-year jobs gain of 189,000 was the best since April, 2015’s 194,000. 700 more words

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When somebody asks you to guess the monthly US jobs number, just say 200,000

The US economy¬†added 228,000 new jobs¬†last month, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Before the announcement, the consensus among analysts was for 200,000 jobs, … 209 more words

(What's Left of) Our Economy: Hurricanes Muddy September Manufacturing Jobs Results - & Obscure Huge Automotive Revisions

This year’s violent hurricane season contributed in September to American domestic manufacturing’s second sequential jobs in the last three months. Industries with extensive facilities on or near the Gulf coast and in the southeast took especially hard on-month hits, notably chemicals (-2,000), apparel (-1,900), and motor vehicles and parts (-3,200). 840 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing's Out of its (Short Term) Jobs and Wages Doldrums

American domestic manufacturing created 16,000 net new jobs in July on month, its best such performance since February’s 22,000. Coupled with a major (11,000) upward revision for June, the figures demonstrated that U.S. 673 more words

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The FBM KLCI continued its recovery from its 12 July lows to post a gain of 1.29 points or 0.07% today to close at 1771.90. IWCity was the second most active counter, gaining more than 9% on some 54 million shares traded. 178 more words