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Which Counties Are Most At-Risk of Economic Decline?

Releasing its new Special Housing Risk Report, ATTOM Data spotlights county-level data revealing that areas in California, Illinois, and New Jersey have the highest concentrations of counties that are in danger of economic declines in the near future.  Basing their ...

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Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7%

The U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment skyrocketed to 14.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The unemployment rate rose from the prior month’s 4.4%, with CNN reporting this being the most-sudden ...

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The Most Prosperous City in America Is …

Picking the most prosperous city in America is a weighty task. What factors should be considered, and how should each be weighted against the others? However you arrange the calculations, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t have settled on Odessa, ...

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Analyst Says Nation’s 5.6 Percent Unemployment Rate is Misleading

While the Obama Administration is touting monthly job gains consistently averaging more than 200,000 and a labor market that they say is at its healthiest level since the turn of the century, at least one analyst says that the recently reported national unemployment rate of 5.6 percent may not be telling the complete story.

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January’s Payroll Additions Beat Forecasts; Unemployment Rate Inches Upward

The unemployment rate, which is measured from a separate household survey, ticked up slightly to 5.7 percent from December's 5.6 percent, reflecting an increase in the number of Americans looking for work. After accounting for annual adjustments to population controls, BLS said the civilian labor force rose by 703,000 in January, bringing the labor force participation rate back up to a still-low 62.9 percent.

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