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More Americans quit jobs, a sign of confidence

WASHINGTON — More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. ...

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications dropped from 357,000 the previous week, which was ...

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Applications for unemployment aid rise to 354K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring and remains near a five-year low. The Labor Department said Thursday that ...

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