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More people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, a sign that the job market remains weak. Weekly applications increased by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 401,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The modest ...

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Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, an encouraging sign that layoffs are easing. Weekly applications dropped 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 391,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since April ...

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More people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn’t improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The report ...

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Businesses post most job openings in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Companies advertised the most job openings in three years, a hopeful sign after the worst month for hiring in nearly a year. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers posted 3.2 million jobs in July, up from 3.17 ...

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Unemployment rates fell in most U.S. cities in July

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in a majority of U.S. cities in July, despite the weak economy that is producing few jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 193 large metro areas, increased in 118 and were flat ...

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Verizon strike boosts unemployment aid requests

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But it was pushed up by thousands of Verizon workers who were on strike. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 417,000, the ...

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More people sought unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the four-week average, a more reliable gauge of the job market, fell to the lowest level since mid-April. The report suggests that the ...

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