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  1. U.S. labor market flexes muscles as February payrolls soar

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    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February and the jobless rate fell to its lowest level since the spring before President Barack Obama took office, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.

  2. WRAPUP 4-U.S. labor market flexes muscles as February payrolls soar

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    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than 6-1/2-year low of 5.5 percent, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.

  3. US STOCKS-Futures climb after 2-day fall; initial claims on tap

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, after two days of declines on the S&P 500, ahead of data on the labor market and factory orders.

  4. Vanguard’s Economic and Investment Outlook

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    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    stimulus and a tightening U.S. labor market . This will lead to divergent monetary policies ..... and business confidence, and the labor market . The “red signals,” associated with credit growth, reflect ..... nature of issues facing the U.S. labor market means that fears of a bond bubble

  5. US STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of ADP employment, services data

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    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures declined on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight decline, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector.

  6. Hasenstab on Global Growth: Headwinds or Tailwinds?

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    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

    There certainly have been some dislocations in the labor market , but we don’t think the excessively easy interest ..... will have to do with structural reform. We need to see labor market reform and product market reform in Japan, as well as increases

  7. Stage Is Set for Higher Wage Growth

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    Mon, 2 Mar 2015

    the Fed to measure the level of labor - market tightness. Today, we'll look ..... 2008 was much more severe for the labor market , and the subsequent recovery ..... Quits are especially indicative of labor - market strength, as workers tend to

    Labor Market found at 0:13, 0:46

    it is commonly used by the Fed to measure the level of labor - market tightness. Today, we'll look at the trends in these numbers since 2001. The chart consists of three main categories . Job openings
    Then, the next recession in 2008 was much more severe for the labor market , and the subsequent recovery has been painfully slow. In early 2014, a breakthrough occurred, and the level of job openings took off, followed by nice improvements in new hires. The quits metric accelerated, too, but not nearly as much. Quits are especially indicative of labor - market strength, as workers tend to leave their jobs more often when the economy improves in order to pursue better opportunities. The chart
  8. ECB braces for QE as others shift rates

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    Sun, 1 Mar 2015

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek funding and quantitative easing in Europe, an expected rate cut in Australia and the buoyant U.S. labor market are set to be the focus of an economic week dominated by a host of central bank meetings.

  9. At a Standstill? The Debate Over ‘Secular Stagnation’

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    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    have the potential to stanch the erosion of human capital across countries. Immigration reform. New entrants to the labor market from overseas can do wonders for a nation’s demographic balance and its talent pool. Unfortunately, attitudes

  10. U.K. Health Check: Growth, Deflation, and Brexit?

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    about 2.5% year-on-year in 2015-2016, which is pretty good. And it's all supported by a very resilient labor market , which is actually a very strong positive when you compare it to the situation in the eurozone, quite frankly. Cook

    Labor Market found at 1:05

    which is pretty good. And it's all supported by a very resilient labor market , which is actually a very strong positive when you compare it to the situation in the eurozone, quite frankly. Cook: That sort
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