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3 Takeaways From the May Jobs Report

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 559,000 jobs in May, reducing the national unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Notable job gains happened in public and private education, hospitality and health care. Take a deeper dive …

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Analyzing U.S. Unemployment Rates in 2020

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One of COVID-19’s biggest impacts on retail is the unemployment rate it has left in its wake. In January, U.S. unemployment stood at 3.6 percent, but rose sharply by April to 14.7 percent as the pandemic forced many businesses to …

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Initial Unemployment Claims Fall Below 1M

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According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, weekly initial jobless claims have fallen below 1 million for the first time in almost five months. Around 963,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. In late March, initial …

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U.S. Retail Sales Climb 17% in May

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Retail sales in the U.S. grew by a seasonally adjusted rate of 17.7 percent in May over April, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows. The increase sets a new record for monthly retail growth. Sales at building materials …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3% in May

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Friday showing the U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 13.3 percent for the month, lower than April’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Friday’s …

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U.S. Retail Sales Fall Record 16% in April

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U.S. retail sales fell 16.4 percent from March to April, as many cities and states enacted stay-at-home orders to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The 16 percent drop seen in April nearly doubles the sales slowdown seen …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 14.7%

The U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, as many businesses either curtailed service or closed their doors indefinitely amid COVID-19. The decline in jobs is the largest since the government began recording employment data in 1939, reports CNN. …

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U.S. Unemployment Grows by 30M in 6 Weeks

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More than 3.5 million people filed for unemployment insurance the week ending April 25, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Since the middle of March, more than 30.3 million Americans, roughly 18 percent of the U.S. …

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