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THE NUMBER of  positions waiting to be filled in the United States increased by 59,000 to 7.14 million in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. job openings rise for third straight month to fresh record

NEW YORK - United States job openings rose in August to a fresh record and the share of workers quitting their jobs held at the...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 204,000 last week. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. jobless claims dip to 48-year low for second straight week

MEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined to a fresh 48-year low for the second straight week, underscoring a tight job market,...
THE PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX decreased 0.1 percent month to month in August after no change in the prior month and increased 2.8 percent year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Producer prices in U.S. decline for first time in 18 months

NEW YORK - United States producer prices unexpectedly fell in August, the first drop in 18 months, on declines in costs for services and foods,...

Productivity in U.S. climbs 2.9%, fastest pace in 3 years

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015 while labor costs fell, amid...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

U.S. small-business optimism climbs to second highest on record

NEW YORK - A gauge of optimism among United States small-business owners increased to the second highest on record as companies benefited from tax cuts...

Job openings in U.S. increased to 6.66M in June

NEW YORK - United States job openings edged higher in June, providing evidence of a job market that’s still tight with Americans feeling confident...

U.S. payrolls rise 157,000 while wage gains hold at 2.7%

NEW YORK - United States hiring cooled in July after more-robust gains than previously reported, while the unemployment rate slipped back below 4 percent...

U.S. retail sales advance for fifth month, May revised up

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose for a fifth month in June and figures from May were revised upward amid gains at auto...
UNITED STATES filings for unemployment benefits declined to a two-month low: last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall to two-month low amid July 4 holiday

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week to a two-month low, reflecting volatility that's typical around...
U.S. LABOR MARKET payrolls rose 213,000 month to month in June and 2.4 million year over year. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. payrolls rise 213,000; Wage gains slow, unemployment up

NEW YORK - United States hiring topped forecasts in June while unemployment rose from an 18-year low and wage gains unexpectedly slowed, indicating the labor...
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