Employment figures

November 19, 2018 - 7:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full...
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November 13, 2018 - 2:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However,...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 3:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might be...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Loredana Gonzalez, of Doral, Fla., fills out a job application at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections, the...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of the U.S. job market. Businesses added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a sign that businesses...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, as Trump arrives at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to travel to Richmond, Ky., to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 13, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says America is the hottest country in the world, celebrating what he calls an economy unlike any other in its history. Speaking at a political rally Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018, file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Friday, Oct. 5, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest level since 1969. Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina in the middle of...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. The sales...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year's end and predicting that it will continue to tighten credit into 2020 to manage growth and inflation. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo a woman prepares a cup of ice cream behind a "Help Wanted" sign at a Dairy Queen fast food restaurant in Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for July. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
September 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high. Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs. The Labor Department said Tuesday that...
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