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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended June 2.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

The Labor Department reported that the economy added a disappointing 138,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell to 4.3%--the lowest rate since 2001. Director of economic analysis Bob Johnson thinks a combination of this weak report and downward revisions of previously strong employment numbers makes it less likely that the Fed will raise rates at its next meeting. does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.