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Unemployment fell in February in 22 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged ...

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CEOs optimistic about economy, wary of hiring

WASHINGTON — Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies are much more optimistic about their sales prospects than they were three months ago, though many remain cautious about hiring. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that 72 percent of its members ...

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Private survey shows steady job gains in February

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Employers added 198,000 jobs in February, according to data released Wednesday ...

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Service firms grows at fastest pace in a year

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in a year, buoyed by higher sales and more new orders. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 56 in February from ...

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Unemployment aid applications fall to 341,000

WASHINGTON — The outlook for the U.S. job market is brightening after a government report showed a sharp drop in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits. Weekly applications fell 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the Labor Department ...

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Weekly jobless aid applications rise to 368K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose sharply last week but remained at a level consistent with moderate hiring. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits leapt 38,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The ...

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