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Spanish jobless rate nears 26 percent

Spain's unemployment rate climbed to nearly 26 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as millions searched in vain for a job in a sluggish recovery from recession. Despite emerging gingerly from a two-year downturn in mid-2013, official figures Tuesday……

Better than expected: U.S. adds 192,000 jobs in March

The United States added 192,000 jobs in March as private employers boosted hiring, a sign of improving strength in the economy, Labor Department data showed Friday. The jobless rate remained unchanged from February at 6.7 percent as the number of unemployed held steady at 10.5 million. The March job growth…

Unemployment rate falls to 7.4 percent despite slower job growth due to shrinking labor force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the Labor…

Unemployment rate falls to 7.7 percent

WASHINGTON, USA – The US jobs market brightened better than expected in February, with the unemployment rate falling and solid job growth, official data released on Friday, March 8, showed. The jobless rate fell to 7.7%, from 7.9% in January, and the US gained a net 236,000 jobs, the Labor…

U.S. adds 227,000 new jobs, unemployment steady at 8.3 percent

The US jobless rate held steady at 8.3 percent in February after falling for five straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy created another 227,000 new jobs, topping the the 200,000 mark for the third straight month, not enough to pull the unemployment rate lower but good enough…

US jobless rate falls in big job surge

The US unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in December, the lowest level in nearly three years, as hiring surged more than expected, government data showed Friday. The Labor Department report confirmed an improving trend in the ailing job market. The department noted that the number of unemployed as well…

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