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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Survey: Brighter U.S. economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the National Association for ...

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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Bernanke: U.S. economy still needs Fed’s stimulus

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help from the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies. Bernanke told the National Bureau of Economic Research that because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the ...

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