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U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 9,000 to 221,000 last week. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decline, approach an almost 45-year low

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week, hovering close to an almost 45-year low and signaling a tight job...

Employment costs in U.S. match fastest 12-month gain since 2008

NEW YORK - Total United States employee compensation rose in the fourth quarter and matched the biggest 12-month gain since 2008, as private-sector pay...
US JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 261,000 this week, / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to three-month high after holidays

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to a three-month high last week during a holiday period when claims tend to...
U.S. PAYROLL ROSE BY 48,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. adds 148,000 jobs, wages rise in full-employment signs

NEW YORK - U.S. job gains slowed by more than forecast in December, wage gains picked up slightly and the unemployment rate held at...

Jobless claims held steady, signaling solid U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - The number of people filing for U.S. unemployment benefits held steady last week, in part reflecting estimated data for 13 states and...
U.S. PAYROLLS rose 228,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. payrolls rise 228,000; Wages gain less than forecast

NEW YORK - The United States added more jobs than forecast in November and the unemployment rate held at an almost 17-year low, though...
FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT benefits declined last week as the areas afffected by hurricanes on the continental U.S. began to recover. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. jobless claims decline as hurricane impact ebbs in South

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week as the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma faded in several states, Labor...
THE JOBLESS RATE rose and wages climbed less than forecast in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO

Payrolls in U.S. rise 156,000; wages also below forecasts

NEW YORK - The United States economy added fewer employees than expected in August, the jobless rate rose and wages climbed less than forecast,...
UNITED STATES HIRING ROSE in June, but wage growth did not perform to expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Wage weakness amid solid hiring adds to U.S. economic puzzle

NEW YORK - United States hiring picked up in June while wage gains disappointed yet again, a mix that may continue to be a...
FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIALS were split on when and how to shrink the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, minutes from the Fed's June meeting showed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Fed officials divided on when to begin balance-sheet unwind

NEW YORK - A divided Federal Reserve policy committee couldn’t reach an agreement in June on the timing of when to begin shrinking its...
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