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Applications for jobless benefits fall

By Matt Ott, Associated Press, January 19, 2024. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than a year, underscoring the resilience of the labor market despite elevated interest rates that are intended to cool the economy. Jobless claim applications fell to 187,000 for the week

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Tax Rates Since 1950

The combined tax rates 0ver the past 68 years. Interesting to note that: 1- The tax rate at the 99 percentile and lower remains mostly flat with only marginal fluctuation. 2- When the tax rate on the wealthy were highest the economy was humming and really working for everyone and the rich people were still

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Democratic Club member, John Washburn, shares a Labor Day Story

Editor’s note: John Washburn is a Charlotte County Democratic Club member. He also has served as State Committee Man. Washburn started his 30-year career in 1969 as a Teamster Union member, driving a delivery truck in Detroit for Continental Bakery. His job was delivering Wonder Bread and other baked goods to grocery stores. This was

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