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THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of...

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy...
U.S. WHOLESALE prices increased 0.4% in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

U.S. wholesale prices rise 0.4% in May led by food and...

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States wholesale prices rose 0.4% in May, led by a gains in the cost of food and energy. The Labor Department...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.5 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their...
U.S. EMPLOYERS laid off 7.7 million workers in April while job openings declined 16% month to month. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

U.S. employers laid off 7.7M workers in April

BALTIMORE (AP) – United States employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April – a deep the economic hole that was created by the closure...
ROUGHLY 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Nearly 39 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral...
NEARLY 3 Million Americans filed for unemployment last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

36M have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to...
U.S. WHOLESALE prices declined 1.3% in April. /AP FILE PHOTO/JONATHAN GRUENKE/THE VIRGINIAN PILOT

U.S. wholesale prices drop record 1.3% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices slid a record 1.3% in April led by a 19% plunge in the cost of energy, further signaling the...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose nearly 3.2 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ PAUL SANCYA

33 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened...
ROUGHLY 30.3 MILLION Americans have filed for jobless claims over a six week period ending last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

30 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the United States economy slid further into a...

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