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UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 3,000 to 213,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall to 5 week-low despite shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a five-week low, even amid a partial federal government shutdown.Jobless claims declined...
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...
THE NORTHEAST CPI rose 1.7 percent year over year in December. Among the products that saw significant increases was piped utility gas, which rose in price 4.7 percent over the year. By comparison, motor fuel in the Northeast declined 0.5 percent in price over the year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY

Dec. Northeast CPI rise below U.S., despite gain in energy, piped...

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 1.7 percent year over year in December, compared with 1.9 percent in the average...
CPI SLOWED TO a 1.9 percent annual gain in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

U.S. core inflation holds steady as energy drags down main index

NEW YORK - A key measure of United States inflation was little changed in December while falling energy prices dragged down the broader gauge, giving...
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...
ECONOMISTS PROJECT job growth to slow in December and forward into 2019 after acceleration in most of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Economists see no repeat for strong 2018 U.S. job gains

NEW YORK - As the United States wraps up a year of surprisingly strong job growth, such gains are unlikely to repeat in the next...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased to 231,000 last week, a four-week high. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims hit four-week high amid federal shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high at year’s end, amid holidays that tend to make the...
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...
UNITED STATES jobless claims climbed to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims rise, though still show solid labor market

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels showing a tight...
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