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March Jobs Report Beat Expectations



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 1, 2016. The report showed that 215,000 jobs were added in March, beating expectations of 205,000. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.0% but that appears to be a positive indication due to the increase in the labor participation rate, which edged up…

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December Jobs Report and Market Turmoil



This month’s report covers both the excellent December jobs report and the turmoil facing markets this week. The December jobs report was another excellent one, indicating the addition of 292,000 jobs and the Labor Department upwardly revised its earlier estimate of job creation in October and…

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