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Jobless Rates Fall In Most U.S. States in November

Washington, D.C., saw its jobless rate drop to 7.4% in November from 7.8% last year, though it still has one of the nation’s highest rates.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/19/jobless-rates-fall-in-most-u-s-states-in-november/?mod=WSJBlog

Texas Could Be Headed for an Oil-Fueled Recession, J.P. Morgan Economist Says

Texas has seen strong growth in recent years, outpacing the U.S. recovery in part thanks to a boom in domestic oil production.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/18/texas-could-be-headed-for-an-oil-fueled-recession-j-p-morgan-economist-says/?mod=WSJBlog

Most Large Counties Saw More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer. Did Yours?

Atlantic County, N.J., recorded the largest decline in employment through the first half of the year, largely due to job cuts at casinos.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/18/most-large-counties-saw-more-jobs-higher-wages-this-summer-did-yours/?mod=WSJBlog

Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed

The Federal Reserve releases a statement at the conclusion of each of its policy-setting meetings, outlining the central bank’s economic outlook and the actions it plans to take. Much of the statement remains the same from meeting to meeting. Fed watchers closely parse changes between statements to see how the Fed’s views are evolving.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/17/parsing-the-fed-how-the-statement-changed-43/?mod=WSJBlog

Read the Full Text of the Fed’s Statement

Here is the full text of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, released Wednesday:


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/17/read-the-full-text-of-the-feds-statement-3/?mod=WSJBlog

This Wasn’t Written by an Algorithm, But More and More Is

Scott Frederick, chief operating officer of Automated Insights, displays some of the automated statistics and news provided online by his company in 2012.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/15/this-wasnt-written-by-an-algorithm-but-more-and-more-is/?mod=WSJBlog

Map: Where Workers’ Pay Has Risen the Most in Past Decade

MORE OR LESS: Click on the image to see an interactive graphic of where wages have risen and fallen the most over the past decade.

Unemployment is down.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/11/map-where-workers-pay-has-risen-the-most-in-past-decade/?mod=blogmod

Kansas City Fed Labor Index Down in November, but Momentum Steady

Labor market conditions weakened a bit in November, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City reported Wednesday.
The bank said in a press release that its Labor Market Conditions Indicators index edged down to -0.50 for last month, from October’s -0.45 reading. The index has been in negative territory since the middle of 2008, but has been showing improvement in recent months. The bank’s momentum index was essentially unchanged at a reading of 1.33.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/10/kansas-city-fed-labor-index-down-in-november-but-momentum-steady/?mod=marketbeat
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