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U-1 Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor forceU-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor forceU-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force (offici...

On the surprisingly murky economics of globalization.

Numbers are so consistent with expectations that an interest rate increase seems less likely.

The Labor Department has released the unemployment numbers for August, and they show a very troubling trend. The August rate was 4.9%. The report showed that 151,000 new jobs were created, but that didn't even keep up with the number of workers enter...

The American economy added 151,000 jobs last month, a performance that could support the position of those within the Fed who favor delaying an interest-rate increase.

Analysts had expected 180,000 jobs to be added. The post Economy Shrugs Off Signs Of Trouble With Strong Job Growth In July appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Labor Department has released its unemployment statistics for the month of July. It showed the economy produced 255,000 new jobs last month. Unfortunately, that wasn't even enough to cover the growth in the civilian work force (which grew by 407,...