US economy

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April 05, 2019 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50...
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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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October 07, 2018 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast. The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from...
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September 07, 2018 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In August, the U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.9%. The real standout in the report was the gain in average hourly earnings, which rose 0.4% over last month and 2.9% over last year. Wages have been closely tracked for signs of building...
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July 27, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter, growing at an annual rate of 4.1 percent. That's the fastest pace since 2014, driven by consumers who began spending their tax cuts and exporters who sought to get their products delivered ahead of retaliatory tariffs. The...
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April 08, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue...
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