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FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT benefits declined last week as the areas afffected by hurricanes on the continental U.S. began to recover. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. jobless claims decline as hurricane impact ebbs in South

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week as the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma faded in several states, Labor...
THE JOBLESS RATE rose and wages climbed less than forecast in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO

Payrolls in U.S. rise 156,000; wages also below forecasts

NEW YORK - The United States economy added fewer employees than expected in August, the jobless rate rose and wages climbed less than forecast,...
UNITED STATES HIRING ROSE in June, but wage growth did not perform to expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Wage weakness amid solid hiring adds to U.S. economic puzzle

NEW YORK - United States hiring picked up in June while wage gains disappointed yet again, a mix that may continue to be a...
A 16-YEAR LOW unemployment rate and a record-high number of job openings are good news for recruiters and workers that are looking to jump ship. / BLOOMBERG

It’s boom times for recruiters as U.S. job market tightens

NEW YORK - It’s hardly ever been a better, or busier, time to be a recruiter in America. Chris Nace - who’s done such work...
JOB SEEKERS SIGN IN at a Job News USA career fair in Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless filings at three-week low amid strong labor market

NEW YORK - The United States job market continues to show signs of strength, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell...
AN EMPLOYEE paints components at the Super Vac Manufacturing Co. production facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release durable goods figures on March 24./ BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ MATTHEW STAVER

Jobless claims in U.S. rise while benefit rolls at 17-year low

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week while total benefit rolls dropped to the lowest in 17 years, indicating the job...
INCREASED CONSUMER SPENDING pushed the final fourth-quarter GDP estimate higher, to an annualized 2.1 percent growth rate, in Commerce Department data released Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

U.S. fourth-quarter growth revised upward to 2.1% on consumption

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter at a faster pace than previously reported on higher consumer spending, Commerce Department data...
SALES OF previously owned U.S. homes declined in February after rising a month earlier to the highest level in a decade, according to figures released Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors in Washington. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell 3.7% in February

WASHINGTON - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined in February after rising a month earlier to the highest level in a decade,...

Fewer Americans filed claims for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, underscoring a sturdy job market. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 241,000 in the...

U.S. jobs, wages show solid gains in Trump’s first full month

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor...
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