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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Hiring still lags as economy slowly improves

WASHINGTON — Companies are still hesitating to ramp up hiring, even as more evidence emerges that the economy is slowly improving. Employers posted fewer job vacancies in September than the previous month, the second month of declines, according to a ...

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Employers add 151K jobs, most since May

WASHINGTON — Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the ...

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Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward ...

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Unemployment claims are rising again

WASHINGTON — The job market has barely improved since January, making 2010 a lost year for the millions who are out of work. The number of people applying for jobless benefits and the high unemployment rate have essentially been static ...

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Fed officials clash over how to aid economy

WASHINGTON — Divisions within the Federal Reserve over how to pump up the economy and lower unemployment came into sharper view Wednesday. Three Fed officials squared off in competing speeches over how much help would come from one likely next ...

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