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JOB OPENINGS in the Northeast increased 5.1% year over year to 1.3 million in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

Job openings in U.S. eased in May for a second month

WASHINGTON – United States job openings unexpectedly cooled in May for a second month, signaling a pause in demand for workers ahead of a...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped to 221,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Jobless claims in U.S. decline for second time in three weeks

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined for the second time in three weeks, a sign the labor market is holding up,...
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 227,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims increase to highest level in seven weeks

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits increased by more than expected to a seven-week high, a possible sign of strains in the...
US. JOBLESS claims fell to 216,000 last week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims drop in latest sign of strong labor market

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined the most in five weeks in another sign the jobs market remains strong, underscoring the...
THE UNITED STATES jobless claims increased to 222,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims climb to five-week high, topping estimates

NEW YORK – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased, rising to a five-week high and adding to signs of potential cooling in...
THE UNITED STATES consumer price index increased 1.8% year over year in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. core inflation cools, bolstering case for Fed rate cut

NEW YORK – A closely-watched measure of United States inflation trailed forecasts in May as prices fell for used vehicles, reinforcing the case for...
EXCLUDING FOODS and energy, United States producer prices increased 2.3% in May from a year earlier. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Underlying U.S. producer prices rise at slowest pace in year

NEW YORK – A measure of underlying United States producer prices rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, signaling inflation pressures...
United States job openings declined by 25,000 in April to 7.45 million, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings remained high in April before hiring slowdown

NEW YORK – United States job openings remained near a record in April, signaling demand for workers was firm ahead of weaker hiring in...
UNITED STATES payrolls rose 75,000 in May after a downwardly revised 224,000 advance the prior month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls rise 75,000, missing forecasts as wage gains cool

NEW YORK –  United States employers last month added the fewest workers in three months as wage gains cooled, suggesting broader economic weakness and...
PRIVATE PAYROLLS increased by 27,000 after a downwardly revised 271,000 gain in April, according to data released Wednesday by the ADP Research Institute. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. companies add fewest jobs since 2010, ADP data show

PROVIDENCE – Companies in May added the fewest United States workers in any month since 2010, suggesting a potential pullback in the labor market amid...
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