Unemployment up to 9.8% in November, 39k jobs added

December 24, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate increased to 9.8% in November with 39,000 jobs added. Private sector employment increased by 50,000 jobs, while government cut 11,000 jobs.

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Unemployment stays at 9.6% in October, 151k jobs added

November 5, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.6% in October with 151,000 jobs added. Private sector employment increased by159,000 jobs, while government cut 8,000 jobs.

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Unemployment stays at 9.6% in September, 95k jobs lost

November 3, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment remained at 9.6% in September with 95,000 jobs being lost. Private sector employment increased by 64,000 jobs.

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Case-Shiller Index: Home prices up 0.6% In July

October 25, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas rose 0.6% in July, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index. This was the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The big winner was Detroit with a 1.6% increase over May. Las Vegas was the biggest loser suffering a drop of 0.8% over the previous month. The biggest loser in this current market downturn continues to be Las Vegas where prices are off 57.0% from their peak. Overall, home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas are down 27.9% from their July, 2006 peak .

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Unemployment edges up to 9.6% in August, 54k jobs lost

September 8, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the unemployment rate increased to 9.6% in August with 54,000 jobs being lost.  Private sector employment increased by 67,000 jobs.

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