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Labor force participation rate moves higher - Yahoo Finance

Since about the turn of the millennium, the labor-force participation rate, or the share of American civilians over the age of 16 who are either working or looking for a job, has dropped pretty dramatically, with an acceleration in that drop after the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing Great Recession.

There are several causes for that drop and for the rate continuing to be low. An August analysis by the President's Council of Economic Advisors suggests that about half of the drop comes from structural, demographic factors: The baby boomers, an immensely large cohort of Americans, are getting older and starting to retire.

The Council of Economic Advisors found that the other half of the drop in labor-force participation came from cyclical factors tied to the Great Recession. In addition to the normal fall off in participation seen in other recessions, the depth and severity of the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans to the sidelines, discouraging them from even looking for work.

According to the January jobs report, the labor force participation rate slightly increased to 62.7%, up from 62.6% in December:


U.S. Economy Added 151,000 Jobs in January; Unemployment at 4.9%

American employers eased up on the gas last month, but still added jobs at a healthy enough pace to help calm fears that the economy is on the verge of falling into a recession.

The Labor Department said Friday that payrolls rose by 151,000 in January, a falloff from the year-end sprint that helped make 2015 the second-best year for job creation since the late 1990s.

Given those outsize gains, as well as much colder weather last month after the warmest December on record, some payback in January was to be expected.

But investors have lately been edgy, concerned about weakness in China,


Timberline Taxidermy added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Timberline Taxidermy to the 'Taxidermy Services' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Timberline TaxidermyTimberline Taxidermy takes pride in every project with strict attention to the fine details and
anatomical accuracy.  Regardless of size or complexity, we select the best components and techniques to keep your memory alive!
"Trophies shouldn't be measured in inches, but in memories."
Contact us with this link about your specific questions regarding our taxidermy services.
For pricing:
Call: 319/624-3415
Call: 319/389-4765 
Timberline Taxidermy
5093 140th Street NE
Solon, Iowa 52333
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Corridor Area Businesses: Once listed, you're always listed.

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Half Moon Kennels added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Half Moon Kennels to the 'Pets, Boarding & Pet Care' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Half moon kennelsWelcome to Half Moon Kennels serving the Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty area!

Discover the wonders of canine socialization.

Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty area's premiere dog boarding and doggie daycare facility. At HalfMoon Kennels we offer a place where dogs can socialize, have fun, get plenty of exercise or just hang out with the pack. We have a large indoor play area with Coolaroo beds for relaxing. We have a one acre grass area for outdoor playing with plenty of shade trees for relaxing.

Your dogs safety and well-being is our highest priority. We treat our dogs like children they will be pulling you through the door to come play!

Here are a few highlights!

  • Over 1 acre fenced-in outdoor playground.
  • 2,800 sq. ft. of climate controlled indoor play area.
  • $30 per night for boarding
  • 10% discount on multiple dogs
  • 10% discount on stays of more than 6 days

All dogs must be spayed or neutered and up-to-date on their Distemper/Parvo, Rabies and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) immunizations.

Click Here for full Rules & Rates

Visit us today!

Mon-Fri: 7am-12pm and 3pm-6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-12pm and 3pm-6pm
12pm-3pm is doggie quiet time

3181 Half Moon Ave NW
Tiffin, IA 52340

4 miles west of the Coral Ridge Mall just off HWY 6

Phone Number – 319.545.3031


Insurer Aetna lays out concerns about ACA exchange business - Yahoo Finance

Aetna has joined other major health insurers in sounding a warning about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges.


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Gross Domestic Product "grew" a very disappointing 0.7 percent in 4th quarter

Editor's Note It takes a GDP growth of 3% or higher to be considered robust and a healthy economy.  0.7% growth amounts to treading water.

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.0 percent.

The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at

Beatty & Peterseim Funeral & Monument Services added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Beatty & Peterseim Funeral & Monument Services to the 'Funeral Information' and 'Monuments & Memorial Products' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

Beatty & PeterseimThe loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Beatty & Peterseim will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect.

Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Beatty & Peterseim provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need.

Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

Contact Us

Kalona Location
201 B Ave
Kalona, Iowa 52247
Tel: 319.656.2233

Wayland Location
301 West Main
Wayland, Iowa 52654
Tel: 319.256.4081

Washington Location
107 South 15th Ave.
Washington, Iowa 52353
Tel: 319.653.2164