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Applications for unemployment benefits plummet

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week, reversing nearly all the sharp rise reported the previous week. The number of laid-off workers seeking benefits dropped 44,000 to a seasonally adjusted 434,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...

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Unemployment falls to 9 percent, only 36K new jobs

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. But the economy generated only 36,000 net new jobs, the fewest in four months. The January report illustrates how job growth ...

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103K new jobs in Dec. point to slow, steady growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. But the job growth fell short of expectations based on a strengthening economy. And ...

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