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November 5, 2008    DOL Home > Library > The Labor Advocate   

The Labor Advocate

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The Labor Advocate is a quarterly publication of the Department of Labor. You can be notified when new issues are released by subscribing to our e-mail list. You can also browse the current issue below.

Current Issue — Spring/Summer 2008

Economic News Update

  • June unemployment remained unchanged at 5.5%, remaining below the averages for the past three decades.
  • Average hourly earnings increased by $0.06 in June.
  • Productivity increased by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2008.
  • The bipartisan economic growth package signed by President Bush is sending over $152 billion back to American families and is expected to create more than 500,000 jobs by the end of 2008.

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