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U.S. PAY and benefits increased 0.5% in the second quarter, the slowest pace in three years in the April-June quarter. / AP FILE PHOTO/ ELAINE THOMPSON.

U.S. wages and benefits grow at slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wages and benefits for United States workers rose at the slowest pace in three years in the April-June quarter, a sign...

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve expressed concern Wednesday that the viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in...

1.4 million seek jobless aid, first increase since March

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March,...

Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits remained stuck at 1.3 million last week, an historically high level that indicates...

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are...
THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of...
GLEN BUHLMANN, lower left, fills out a job application during a walk- and drive-up job fair in Seattle for clothing maker Outdoor Research in May. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

U.S. unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns underway

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.48 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop...

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.5 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their...

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