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THE UNITED STATES consumer-price index increased 0.3% monthly and 2% annually in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer-price gains miss estimates, testing Powell’s view

NEW YORK – A key measure of United States consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used-car and apparel costs,...

Underlying U.S. producer-price inflation stayed muted in April

NEW YORK – A measure of underlying United States inflation-pipeline pressures rose by less than forecast in April, suggesting Federal Reserve officials may need...
THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled rose by 346,000 in March to 7.49 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings increase by most in a year, topping estimates

NEW YORK – United States job openings rebounded more than expected in the biggest gain in a year, indicating demand for workers remains healthy...
UNITED STATES payrolls climbed by 263,000 in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobs top forecast at 263K gain; wages miss estimates

PROVIDENCE – The United States economy accelerated its rebound from a recent soft patch as unemployment unexpectedly fell to a fresh 49-year low amid...
UNITED STATES jobless claims were unchanged at 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims hold steady, bucking forecasts for a decline

NEW YORK – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly held at a two-month high last week, possibly reflecting the late timing of this...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S U.S. employment cost index increased 2.8% from a year earlier at the end of the first quarter of 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. employment costs rise 0.7% in first quarter, as forecast

NEW YORK – United States employment costs held up at a steady pace in the first quarter as wages firmed, signaling some buildup of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased 37,000 to 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims rise most since 2017, topping estimates

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose the most since late 2017, while still remaining in the range of what’s considered...
U.S JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased to 196,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall, hitting new 49-year low

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped, falling to the lowest level since October 1969, as the tight labor market...
UNITED STATES core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1 percent from the prior month, and 2 percent from a year earlier in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. core inflation unexpectedly cools amid apparel data shift

NEW YORK - A key measure of United States inflation rose less than forecast in March on a drop in apparel prices following a...
THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled decreased by 538,000 to 7.09 million in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fell in Feb. by 538,000, most since 2015

NEW YORK - United States job openings decreased in February by the most in more than three years while still exceeding the number of...
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