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US unemployment is the lowest in 50 years. Here’s why Wall Street thinks that’s actually a bad thing.

Low unemployment adds pressure to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, turning bonds into a more appealing investment compared to stocks.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016.

Trump boasts the economy is the best it’s ever been. Here are 9 charts showing how it’s fared compared to the Obama and Bush presidencies....

Trump touts his handling of the economy as the strongest indicator of his success, but a closer look reveals a mixed picture.

Here’s why you still can’t get a raise, even with unemployment at a 50-year low

There are likely several factors putting the brakes on wage growth, including the decline in union membership and lack of minimum wage legislation.

Job openings in Singapore have declined – and there were only 94 vacancies for every 100 unemployed people in June

The ministry said that hiring sentiments had turned cautious in Q2.

What not to study: The 20 college majors with the highest unemployment rates

Bankrate found that the college major with the highest unemployment rate was petroleum engineering, with 7.5% of graduates unemployed.

Here’s why the economy feels so bad when it sounds so good

Americans watch stocks surge and unemployment drop but still don't feel great about the future, because those numbers don't tell the whole story.

US hiring seen growing at a solid pace in July even as the broader economy cooled

The American economy has added jobs for a record 106 consecutive months, even as broader growth slows.

The US has added jobs for a record 105 straight months. But a commonly overlooked measure paints a far less rosy picture of the labor market.

The labor force participation rate sheds light on the degree to which Americans have given up on looking for work.

Here’s why a worker shortage is a blessing and a curse for Steelcase

Customers see office furniture as a way to attract talent, but a tight labor market has caused order delays.

The job market is so hot that one restaurant ‘moved to counter service and disposable utensils’ to stay open

One restaurant "moved to counter service and disposable utensils" to stay open with a smaller staff, the Federal Reserve said.