Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 02, 2016 11:02 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unemployment has fallen to a nine-year low, but challenges — including slow wage growth — remain.

Friday, August 05, 2016 9:59 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Another strong jobs report suggests fears of fallout from the U.K.’s decision to bolt the EU were overdone.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 1:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Economists are upbeat about this week’s jobs report, despite financial market woes.

Friday, January 08, 2016 10:14 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s December jobs report looks really strong, at least on the surface.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment report may hold clues on how the Fed proceeds with interest rates.

Monday, November 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s jobs report could help determine if the Fed raises interest rates in December.

Friday, September 04, 2015 12:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A so-so employment reading for August keeps the rate-hike guessing game going.

Monday, June 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The shortened holiday week brings the government’s latest jobs reading. Will it be worth celebrating?

Friday, June 05, 2015 11:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s May jobs report is reminiscent of the days way back in late 2014.

Friday, May 08, 2015 2:51 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The worst fears about the economy were not confirmed by the Labor Department’s April jobs report. After a horrible-looking report last month, the economy appears to be growing again. We will not call it a Goldilocks employment report, but the Big Bad Wolf isn’t knocking at the door either. The numbers The unemployment rate dropped

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