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Unemployment rate is over 20% for poorest U.S. households

The unemployment rate for families earning less than $20,000 is more than 21% but only 3.2% for households earning more than $150,000 a year, according to an analysis of federal data. When factoring in the underemployed or those who have stopped search for work, the “underutilized” rate for households earning less than $20,000 is about 40%.

Woah! The Bureau of Labor Statistics Has an App

Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of employment data in the U.S.? There’s an app for that. From the Census: Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America‚Äôs Economy app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on…

U.S adds 195,000 jobs in June; unemployment 7.6%

The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June and employment gains for May and April were revised sharply higher, the U.S. government said Friday. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6%, but the size of the labor force increased by 177,000, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected an increase of 155,000 jobs last month. The number of new…