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U.S. inflation hit 8.3% last month but slows from 40-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation slowed in April after seven months of relentless gains, a tentative sign that price increases may be peaking while still...

U.S. added 431,000 jobs in March in sign of economic health 

America's employers extended a streak of robust hiring in March, adding 431,000 jobs in a sign of the economy's resilience in the face of...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits; layoffs still low

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but layoffs remain at historic lows. Jobless claims rose by 14,000 to 202,000 for...

U.S. job openings at near record, adding to price pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses posted a near-record level of open jobs in January, a trend that has helped push up worker's pay and...

Fewest Americans collecting unemployment aid since 1970

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell to a 52-year low after another decline in jobless aid applications last week. Jobless...

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise for the first time in a...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight weeks of declines. Jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 248,000 for...

U.S. employers add 199K jobs as unemployment falls to 3.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S....

U.S. unemployment claims drop to 198,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the...

U.S. jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century,...

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