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Jobless claims tick up by 3,000 filings

Still remains at historic lows
Brena Swanson
Although initial jobless claims ticked up by 3,000 filings to 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, levels still remain at historic lows.
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5 awesome facts impacting California's housing future

It's not all good news
Brena Swanson
California and the nation's future are looking bright, according to a new report, with next year projected to be the best year yet for the economy since the start of the recovery. However, there are some key factors playing into California's future that could alter its course.
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FiveThirtyEight: More employers putting out help wanted signs

Job openings up 19% since May 2013
Trey Garrison
More employers are putting out the help wanted sign than before, and that’s the good news. The question is – are these good, full-time jobs or part-time McJobs? Time will tell, but meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight takes a look at the employment situation from the employer’s perspective.
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ADP June employment increase beats expectations

Employment hits 281,000
Brena Swanson
"The job market is steadily improving. Job gains are broad based across all industries and company sizes. Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum,” Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said.
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Jobs data gives cold shoulder to cold weather excuse

Some nuggets of good housing news buried deep
Trey Garrison
Winter weather wasn't nearly the problem most expected, as residential construction jobs grew faster than any other sector.
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5 charts you must see right now

These will set your optimism meter back to zero
Trey Garrison
The state of the union address largely stayed away from specific economic and housing data, with the emphasis on all things political and nothing factual. But if data is what you're looking for, these charts are each worth 1,000 of words.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: All eyes on big bank earnings

2014 started rough and this week will tell if it was an outlier
Trey Garrison
Many big banks are reporting earnings this week, in what could be an economic make-or-break situation, depending on differing press reports from the weekend.
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Private companies added 215,000 jobs in November

Highest amount reached in a year
HousingWire Staff
In a surprisingly positive sign for the economy, the private-sector labor market grew the most in a year as companies added 215,000 jobs to their payrolls.
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Jobless claims hit lowest level in 2 months

HousingWire Staff
Jobless claims fell by 21,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 323,000 last week, according to a Labor Department report released Thursday. Most economists had expected claims to fall to 334,000.
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Women make gains in U.S. job market

HousingWire Staff
Women in the workforce have reached a milestone, recovering all of the jobs they lost during the recession. Men haven't, reports the Wall Street Journal:
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