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U.S. WAGE GROWTH deceleration was driven by three sectors: education and health services, financial activities and manufacturing. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Three sectors explain most of deceleration in U.S. wage growth

NEW YORK - The deceleration in United States wage growth in April was relatively broad-based, with eight of 13 sectors seeing a down-tick. But...
THE U.S. JOBLESS RATE declined to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest since December 2000, after six months at 4.1 percent. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

U.S. payrolls rebound to 164,000 gain; jobless rate hits 3.9%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded in April and the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000, while wage...
THE ADP RESEARCH INSTITUTE said that United States private companies added more than 200,000 workers for a fifth straight month in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Payroll gains in U.S. exceed 200,000 for fifth month, ADP says

NEW YORK - Companies in the United States added more than 200,000 workers for a fifth straight month in April, signaling the job market remains strong, according...
U.S. PRIVATE-SECTOR wages and salaries increased 2.9 percent year over year in the first quarter. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. employment costs accelerate in sign of faster inflation

NEW YORK - United States employment costs increased more than forecast in the first quarter as worker pay and benefits accelerated, according to Labor Department...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 1,000 to 232,000 this week. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. jobless claims at three-week low amid tight labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell to a three-week low, continuing a trend that indicates a tight labor market, Labor Department...
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...
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