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Weekly jobless claims fall to 355K last week

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy. The Labor ...

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Employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings dropped by ...

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Economy adds 171K jobs, unemployment rate rises to 7.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent ...

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Weekly jobless aid applications fall to 363K

WASHINGTON — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 363,000 last week, a level consistent with modest hiring. The report comes just before Friday’s October jobs data, the last broad snapshot of the economy before the ...

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Weekly jobless aid applications fall to 369K

WASHINGTON — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous ...

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