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The U.S. Stands Out on Labor Force Participation Rates

A key labor market indicator–the labor-force participation rate–has been on the decline in the U.S., unlike in other countries.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/26/the-u-s-stands-out-on-labor-force-participation-rates/?mod=blogmod

After Energy-Job Losses, Texas Jobs Boom in May

Much of the state’s growth has taken place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, shown in February, and around San Antonio—two regions that have expanded their tech sectors.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/after-energy-job-losses-texas-jobs-boom-in-may/?mod=marketbeat

German Incomes Leaving Rest of Eurozone Behind

Five years into the eurozone’s debt crisis, Germans have seen their incomes move clearly above those of the rest of the currency area, while Greeks have suffered the largest decline.
Each year, the European Union’s statistics agency publishes figures for actual individual consumption (AIC), a measure of income that includes not just what people earn through their work, but what they receive in the form of goods and services provided by the state, such as health and education.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/german-incomes-leaving-rest-of-eurozone-behind/?mod=marketbeat

Fed Rate Decision and Janet Yellen’s Press Conference: What You Need to Know

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen at her news conference Wednesday after the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/fed-rate-decision-and-janet-yellens-press-conference-what-you-need-to-know/?mod=WSJBlog

Jobs and Wages Grew in Nearly Every Large U.S. County in 2014

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A man and child walk to a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Bentonville, Ark., in June.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/jobs-and-wages-grew-in-nearly-every-large-u-s-county-in-2014/?mod=blogmod

Greg Ip: To Call Trade Deal ‘Nafta on Steroids’ Picks the Wrong Target

A truck transporting a container leaves China’s Port of Qingdao last year. It is not the two-decade-old Nafta but China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001 that offers the cautionary tale on trade, Greg Ip says.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/15/greg-ip-to-call-trade-deal-nafta-on-steroids-picks-the-wrong-target/?mod=WSJBlog
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