Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Washington, DC…In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 255,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 281,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, a decrease of 4,000 […]

Bernie Sanders Rally in Portland, Maine

Bernie Sanders Rally in Portland, Maine

Burlington, VT…If you want to see what Bernie Mania is all about. The following hour should do it. A bit more about Candidate Sanders. Bernie Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives […]

Donald Trump’s July 11 FreedomFest Speech

Donald Trump’s July 11 FreedomFest Speech

Las Vegas, NV….Donald Trump took his bombastic, populist and at times off putting style to FreedomFest in Las Vegas yesterday. While his larger-than-life ego and personality couldn’t be farther from typical polished and rehearsed political speech, it is undeniable that his message is resonating with many people in the early stages of the race for […]

Senate Committees Briefed on Going Dark Impact

Senate Committees Briefed on Going Dark Impact

Washington, DC…Today, Director Comey appeared before two separate U.S. Senate committees to speak on the Going Dark issue, a growing challenge to public safety and national security that has eroded law enforcement’s ability to obtain electronic information and evidence with a court order or a warrant. First, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey—along with U.S. […]

Non-Farm Payroll Up 223,000 In June and Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.3%

Non-Farm Payroll Up 223,000 In June and Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.3%

Washington, DC…Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. Incorporating revisions for April and May, which decreased nonfarm employment by 60,000, monthly job gains have averaged 221,000 over the […]

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