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Latest jobs report shows positive signs for manufacturing The latest BLS jobs report: Highs, lows, with a side of salt. Job openings have hit an all-time high. That sounds good, but many experts are heeding caution. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is performing at an unexpectedly robust level, continuing a pattern that has now powered through […]

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Ifs, Ands, and Buts

July job growth applauded; but how real is it? 255,000 jobs were added in July in the United States. That’s the short of it, and that alone is enough to merit national headlines and conversational optimism. The surrounding chatter has been thicker than usual for a job report, mainly because this figure exceeded projections. It […]

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