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UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 304,000 in January, the most in almost a year, after a downwardly revised 222,000 gain the prior month. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. payrolls rise 304,000 while wage gains cool amid shutdown

NEW YORK - United States hiring in January topped all forecasts while wage gains cooled and the government shutdown pushed up the unemployment rate, signaling...
UNITED STATES manufacturing output rose 1.1 percent from November to December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production increases by most in 10 months

NEW YORK - United States factory production expanded in December by the most in 10 months, ending the year stronger than expected thanks to a...
EXCLUDING FOOD and energy, producer prices decreased 0.1 percent from November to December, the first decline in a year. Year over year, core producer prices increased 2.7 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. core producer prices decline for first time in a year

NEW YORK - A key measure of United States producer prices unexpectedly fell in December and the overall gauge declined more than forecast amid...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 17,000 to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims fall to 4-week low in tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell to a four-week low even amid a partial federal government shutdown, showing healthy demand...
U.S JOB OPENINGS decreased by 243,000 to 6.89 million in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fall to five-month low, still exceed jobless

NEW YORK - United States job openings fell to a five-month low in November while still exceeding the number of unemployed Americans by almost...
U.S. PAYROLLS increased by 312,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payrolls rise 312K, wages accelerate in jobs blowout

NEW YORK - United States employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labor-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust...
THE U.S. CONSUMER confidence index decreased from 136.4 to 128.1 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer confidence drops to 5-month low as outlook dims

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence slumped in December to the lowest level in five months as expectations deteriorated, the latest sign Americans...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 216,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

Jobless claims fall to 216K, showing tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits decreased for the third time in four weeks, hovering near an almost five- decade low...
U.S. HOMEBUILDER SENTIMENT fell in December to the lowest level since 2015. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/TY WRIGHT

U.S. homebuilder sentiment tumbles to weakest in 3 years

NEW YORK - Sentiment among United States homebuilders fell in December to the lowest level since 2015, missing all forecasts and signaling that the industry’s...

U.S. manufacturing production unchanged, missing projections

NEW YORK - United States factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain,...
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