Day: October 4, 2012

October 5 Weekly Update

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Steady Increase in Home-Based Workers Since 1999, Census Bureau Report Shows

In 2010, 4.2 million more people worked at home than a decade before, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to this report, the number of people who worked at home at least one day per week increased from 9.5 million in 1999 to 13.4 million in 2010, increasing from 7.0%…

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Claims for Jobless Benefits Rise

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, according to the Department of Labor. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. Read the full article: Claims for Jobless Benefits Rise SHARE THIS POST

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Retail Sales Slowed in September

American retailers reported that back-to-school sales growth slowed in September after a strong August. Sales at stores open at least a year inched up just 0.8% from September 2011, according to the 19 retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters. That was just half of the increase that analysts had expected. Read the full article: Retail Sales…

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