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5 Things To Know About America’s High-School Graduates

At high-school graduations across the country a familiar question will be asked: What’s next? The collective answer will offer some clues about the labor market for young people, and even their future earnings.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/22/5-things-to-know-about-americas-high-school-graduates/?mod=WSJBlog

The Unemployment Rate Dropped for Foreign-Born Workers in 2014

The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the U.S. fell to 5.6% in 2014 from 6.9% in 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday, reflecting the overall firming up of the labor market last year.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/21/the-unemployment-rate-dropped-for-foreign-born-workers-in-2014/?mod=WSJBlog

More Americans Feel Comfortable Quitting Their Jobs, Survey Finds

More Americans are quitting their jobs but finding work is still tough.
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A poll of unemployed workers in the U.S


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/19/more-americans-feel-comfortable-quitting-their-jobs-survey-finds/?mod=WSJBlog

Minimum Wage in U.S. Cities Not Enough to Afford Rent, Report Says

San Francisco was the most expensive metropolitan area highlighted in a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, requiring a household to make $39.65 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/19/report-minimum-wage-in-u-s-cities-not-enough-to-afford-rent/?mod=marketbeat

Early Retirement Withdrawals Could Fuel Risky Behavior, New Paper Says

American workers have far more flexibility than workers in other advanced economies in withdrawing funds from their retirement accounts, a new paper found.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/19/early-retirement-withdrawals-could-fuel-risky-behavior-new-paper-says/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Evans: Overshooting Fed’s 2% Price Target May Be a Good Idea

Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Chicago on March 31, 2014.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/18/feds-evans-overshooting-feds-2-price-target-may-be-a-good-idea/?mod=marketbeat
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