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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Factory activity expands in June, jobs decline

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders, exports and production. Better economic growth overseas is boosting U.S. exports and could help American factories rebound in the second half of the year. The Institute ...

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Richard Bock: Dad and grad businesses

Unemployment levels for recent college graduates remain high. Many parents of high school graduates are questioning the investment in a college education. Add to the mix the vast number of corporate veterans who either have been forced out of their jobs or have chosen to leave increasingly shaky positions.

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a decline that suggests steady job gains will endure. The less volatile four-week average decreased 7,250 to 345,250, the Labor Department said ...

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More Americans quit jobs, a sign of confidence

WASHINGTON — More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. ...

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications dropped from 357,000 the previous week, which was ...

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