No alarms in weak March job gains

Economists don’t view the government’s report Friday of a skimpy 126,000 job gains in March as a harbinger of sluggish payroll growth in 2015, but several anticipate a slowdown from

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“Good” March jobs report may not be so good

The markets are gearing up for the all-important jobs report due out Friday. The report will likely show that last month the economy, once again, added hundreds of thousands of

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Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong across the country. The Labor Department said Tuesday that jobless

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Weekly jobless claims fall sharply, drop 36,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 36,000 to a seasonally

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Businesses add 212,000 jobs in February

Private employers hired 212,000 workers in February, adding more muscle to the frame of a growing U.S. labor force. Payroll processor ADP’s survey released Wednesday morning showed the seasonally adjusted

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Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of

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February jobs report

“Markets are looking for another robust jobs report, and bump up in (worker) wages, as a sign that the U.S. economy has escaped deflation and subpar growth of the past

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Justices defend Muslim girl in employment dispute

Supreme Court justices who have been sympathetic to religious beliefs and customs sharply questioned a lawyer for Abercrombie & Fitch Wednesday over the clothier’s refusal to hire a headscarf-wearing Muslim

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Weekly jobless claims tumble

Americans are finding jobs, the government says, reporting a big drop in unemployment claims last week. The total was 283,000 — an initial, seasonally adjusted count subject to revision later

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Businesses added 213,000 jobs in January

The labor market cooled off a bit to begin 2015, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, as businesses added a still-solid 213,000 jobs in January. Economists estimated the report would show

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