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February 01, 2019 - 8:56 am
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 304,000 jobs to their payrolls in January, the Labor Department reported Friday morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said most of the job gains were in leisure and hospitality (74,000), construction (52,000), health care (42,000), and transportation and...
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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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November 02, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before Tuesday's congressional elections, also showed that the unemployment rate remained at a...
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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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