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Computer upgrades cut jobless claims to 292K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000. But the drop was mostly because of technical issues in two states that delayed the processing of applications. The Labor Department said ...

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Employers posted fewer jobs, but hired more in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market. Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s ...

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Worker productivity up modestly in April-June

WASHINGTON — U.S. worker productivity accelerated to a still-modest 0.9 percent annual pace between April and June after dropping the previous quarter. The second-quarter gain beat economists’ expectations and reversed a decline in the January-March quarter, when the Labor Department’s ...

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Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday ...

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