BLS Jobs Growth Rate Declined In April 2016.


Written by Steven Hansen

The BLS job situation headlines was relatively softer. Jobs growth decelerated this month - and the previous month's data was downwardly revised. Economic intuitive sectors remained positive.

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What We Read Today 05 May 2016

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Labor Force Participation: Aging Is Only Half Of The Story

from the Atlanta Fed

-- this post authored by John Robertson and Ellyn Terry

The labor force participation rate (LFPR) is an important ingredient in projecting employment growth and the unemployment rate. However, predicting the LFPR has proven difficult. For example, in 2011 the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the LFPR in 2015 would be about 64.3 percent. In reality, the LFPR turned out to be 62.6 percent. Based on the CBO projection, the economy would have needed to create about 4 million more jobs to reach the 2015 unemployment rate of 5.3 percent.

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Infographic Of The Day: Kayaking With Kids

A family kayak trip can be an enjoyable and exciting outing. However, there is the potential for things to go wrong - especially when you have got kids on board.

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If your next vacation is to North Korea then you might want to cross these activities off your itinerary...driving, drinking, and making phone calls are just a few of the things that can land you in prison if you perform them in the DPRK. Check out these 10 everyday activities that are North Korean no-nos.

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06May2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Futures Lower And Markets May Open Over 1% Down, Canada's Wildfires Remain Out Of Control Disrupting Crude Production And US Dollar Experiencing Heavy Volatility

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Fed Funds R.I.P.: Drain No More

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Money Strong Article of the Week

Following the Great War, indoor plumbing became without a doubt a Godsend for much of the world. However, few innovative leaps, including even the wonders of indoor plumbing, have ever been entirely free of at least a few drawbacks.

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Fed's Balance Sheet 04 May 2016 Up A Little

Total Fed Balance Sheet:

Fed's Balance Sheet week ending balance sheet was $4,437 trillion. Over the previous months, changes have been relatively minor.

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