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U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 9,000 to 233,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. fell last week amid holiday volatility

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits eased last week following a spike reflecting volatility around spring holidays, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Highlights...
INCLUDING ALL ITEMS, the U.S. CPI was down 0.1 percent from February on a drop in gasoline costs, with the index up 2.4 percent from a year earlier, also the most in a year. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. core inflation accelerates as mobile-phone drag fades

NEW YORK - A key measure of U.S. inflation accelerated to the highest in a year as a drag from mobile-phone costs faded, bearing out...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined 12,000 this week to 215,000, the lowest level since January 1973. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decline to lowest level since January 1973

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labor...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ended March 17. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. jobless claims inch up while benefit rolls lowest since ’73

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment insurance crept higher while the number of Americans on benefit rolls fell to the lowest level since...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX rose 1.8 percent year over year in January. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer prices rise more than forecast on apparel costs

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer prices rose by more than projected in January as apparel costs jumped the most in nearly three decades, adding to...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose by 17,000 this week to 233,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims rise from lowest in almost 45 years

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits increased a week after plunging to the lowest level since 1973, underscoring a still historically tight jobs...

Blame these 3 industries for holding back U.S. wage growth

If you’re seeking a culprit behind sluggish U.S. wage growth amid a 16-year low in unemployment, look at three sectors in particular: manufacturing, wholesale...
JOB SEEKERS SIGN IN at a Job News USA career fair in Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless filings at three-week low amid strong labor market

NEW YORK - The United States job market continues to show signs of strength, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell...
Employees polish pocket knives at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on April 4. / BLOOMBERG / TY WRIGHT

Payrolls in U.S. rise by 211,000; jobless rate falls to 4.4%

NEW YORK - U.S. payroll gains rebounded in April by more than forecast and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 4.4 percent, signaling that...
A WORKER drags a package container inside to be unloaded during the night package sort at a facility in Louisville, Kentucky. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. declined more than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed...

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