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U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...
THE NUMBER OF of United States job positions waiting to be filled rose by 169,000 to a record 7.34 million in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings hit record in Dec. amid tight labor market

NEW YORK - United States job openings rebounded, reaching a record in December as the rate of those leaving jobs held steady, underscoring robust...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP plans to issue an executive order Friday directing his administration to make it easier for small businesses to band together to set up retirement-savings plans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump wants retirement saving rules expanded for small companies

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order Friday directing his administration to make it easier for small businesses to...

Companies in U.S. added 219,000 workers in July, ADP data show

NEW YORK - Companies added the most workers in five months to U.S. payrolls in July, a sign hiring remains strong despite a shrinking pool of...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION unveiled a cheaper health insurance option for small businesses that lets companies forego certain Affordable Care Act restrictions, allowing small firms and individuals form association health plans. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Trump to let small businesses offer cheaper health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that lack some...
WARWICK AREA CAREER & Technical Center students work on a building at 828 Toll Gate Road in Warwick. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the producer price index, a measure of all materials used in construction, including diesel, rose by nearly 1 percent in March and 5.8 percent over the past 12 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: U.S. construction costs see slight increase in March

PROVIDENCE – Construction costs have increased steadily this year, and jumped again in March, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, a trade...
U.S. PAYROLLS rose 103,000 in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ TIM BOYLE

U.S. payrolls rise below-forecast 103,000; wage gains pick up

NEW YORK - United States hiring cooled by more than forecast in March following a strong February while wages picked up and the unemployment rate...
JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 242,000 for the week ended March 31. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to highest in almost three months

PROVIDENCE - United States filings for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week to the highest in almost three months amid holidays that may...
PRIVATE PAYROLLS rose by 241,000 in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Companies in U.S. added 241,000 workers in March, ADP data show

NEW YORK - Companies added more workers than forecast to U.S. payrolls in March, signaling the job market remains robust, according to data released Wednesday from the ADP Research...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 10,000 to 210,000, the lowest they have been since Dec. 1969. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. drop to lowest level in almost five...

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in almost five decades, indicating the job market remains...
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