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Employers posted more job openings in February

WASHINGTON — Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.5 million job openings in February. That was a slight increase from ...

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Hiring slows amid uncertainty about economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work. The Labor Department said ...

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Unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace. Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said ...

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Service firms grow at steady pace, boost hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies expanded at a healthy pace last month and stepped up hiring, more evidence that the economy is growing and adding jobs. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity dropped ...

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Consumer spending up 0.8 percent, but income lags

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months. But Americans’ income barely grew, and the saving rate fell to its lowest point in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Friday that ...

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Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 years

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Applications for weekly unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally ...

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Unemployment aid applications hit 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a four-year low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Economy adds 227K jobs, jobless rate unchanged

WASHINGTON — The United States added 227,000 jobs in February, again surprising economists with the breadth and brawn of the economic recovery. The country has put together the strongest three months of pure job growth since the Great Recession. The ...

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U.S. unemployment applications hover near low levels

WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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