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May 03, 2019 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand. The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though that drop...
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January 04, 2019 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Labor Department said Friday that the...
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June 01, 2018 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. Still, the report suggests that the nearly 9-year old economic expansion — the second-longest on record — remains on track. Employers appear...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:21 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.9 percent, slightly below the national average of 4.1 percent. State officials released March employment figures Friday and reported that Florida added 13,800 jobs. There were 400,000 jobless Floridians out of a workforce...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:27 am
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March 26, 2017 - 9:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The Sunshine State led the nation in job creation back in January but that number took a nose dive in February. Florida created 50,000 jobs in January, but the figures for the next month took a down-turn. The private sector added 14-hundred jobs in...
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