Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:36 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Job creation has cratered. You should float your mortgage rate and consult your loan officer.

Friday, February 03, 2017 11:15 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In contrast to the dramatic recent changes in Washington, the January employment report from the Labor Department includes some familiar themes.

Friday, January 06, 2017 9:57 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department says the nation’s unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent to 4.7 percent in December. Some 156,000 jobs were added to payrolls.

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.

Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

September’s disappointing hiring wasn’t weak enough to derail a likely December rate hike.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

This week, Japan’s cabinet approved a stimulus package with new spending of $73 billion made up, in part, of helicopter money.

Friday, July 08, 2016 5:52 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The stock market embraced a strong jobs report to break through its Brexit funk and close at new highs.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The May jobs report gave the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel a jolt that set off worries about the health of the job market.

Friday, November 06, 2015 12:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy added a whopping 271,000 jobs in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Friday, November 06, 2015 11:07 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

October saw a strong job report and more wage growth. Will the Fed act on interest rates?

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