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THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled increased by 102,000 to 7.58 million in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. job openings rise amid hiring in government, real estate

NEW YORK - United States job openings rose in January as the employers in wholesale trade, real estate and government sought workers in a...
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 229,000 in the week ended March 9. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. jobless claims rise to a four-week high, topping forecast

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high and exceeded estimates, a sign the labor market may be...
U.S. INFLATION unexpectedly slowed in February amid falling prices for autos and prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

U.S. core inflation unexpectedly cools on autos, drugs

NEW YORK - A key measure of underlying United States inflation unexpectedly eased in February amid falling prices for autos and prescription drugs, giving...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 20,000 in February after an upwardly revised 311,000 gain one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payroll gains plunge to 20,000 as wages top estimates

NEW YORK - United States hiring was the weakest in more than a year while wage gains were the fastest of the expansion and...
UNITED STATES nonfarm business employee output per hour increased at a 1.9 percent annualized rate in the fourth quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. productivity gains exceed forecasts even as output cools

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States last quarter exceeded forecasts though were little changed from the prior reading as output and...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decline to four-week low following shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell by more than expected to a four-week low, a sign the labor market is regaining...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined 19,000 to 234,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall less than expected after shutdown ends

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell by less than expected last week, signaling it may take longer for the labor market...
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 jobless claims jumped from a five-decade low to 253,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims hit one-year high amid shutdown, holiday

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose by more than forecast to the highest since September 2017 amid the tail end of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined 13,000 to 199,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall to 49-year low despite federal shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since 1969, signaling the labor market remains tight despite...
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