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Unemployment claims fall to 6-year low

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week to their lowest level in six years, a fresh sign of labor market tightening, the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial jobless claims totaled 320,000 in the week ending August 10, compared to 335,000 the previous week. The four-week moving average…

U.S. adds better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June

WASHINGTON — The United States added a better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June, and job growth in prior months was revised higher, official data released Friday showed. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as the number of people in the work force continued to rise, the Labor Department said.…

U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in May

The US economy added a modest 175,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department announced Friday, dispelling some worries that job creation had slumped in the spring. The unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percentage points to 7.6 percent.…

Unemployment claims fall to lowest level since mid-March

New claims for US unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since mid-March, the government reported Thursday, in a fresh sign of a slowly improving job market. Initial jobless claims totaled 339,000 in the week ending April 20, down from the prior week’s revised reading of 362,000, the…

U.S. data point to soft March jobs report

Disappointing economic data raised concerns that Friday’s labor report will come in worse than expected, despite the Federal Reserve’s supersized stimulus. Private sector hiring cooled in March as the federal government launched $85 billion in “sequester” spending cuts over the next seven months in the face of congressional budget gridlock.…

Data point to frail recovery in U.S. jobs market

WASHINGTON — The economic data is mostly pointing in the right direction, but the weak economy has kept hopes in check for a big improvement in the government’s labor report Friday. Analysts expect that a slowdown in job creation took place in January after December’s surge in holiday hiring, so…

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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