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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump came a week after applications had reached a five-year low.
WASHINGTON | U.S. consumer prices declined last month as the cost of gas fell sharply and food prices were unchanged. The tame reading is the latest evidence that the sluggish economy is keeping inflation in check.
WASHINGTON | The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts.
WASHINGTON | Even after U.S. lawmakers avoided the so-called fiscal cliff, higher taxes and brinksmanship in Washington are likely to continue damaging the fragile economy well into 2013.
WASHINGTON | U.S. home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period.
WASHINGTON | Some reward.
WASHINGTON | The United States added a solid 171,000 jobs in October, and more than a half-million Americans joined the workforce, the latest signs that the uneven economic recovery is gaining strength once again.
WASHINGTON | A flurry of reports Thursday showed that U.S. consumers are growing more confident and spending more, boosting a still-weak economy just five days before the presidential election.
WASHINGTON | U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August than July, while they filled the most positions in three months, offering a mixed signal on the job market.
WASHINGTON | Numerous industries added jobs last month. But they didn't add many. And the jobs they filled weren't necessarily well-paying ones.
WASHINGTON | One reason the proportion of adults in the work force has dropped is that many younger adults have given up looking for a job.
WASHINGTON | U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow the momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech Thursday night to the Democratic National Convention.
WASHINGTON | Is the U.S. job market dismal as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says?
WASHINGTON | U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August as new orders, production and employment all fell. The report adds to other signs that manufacturing is struggling around the world.
WASHINGTON | Signs that U.S. manufacturing is faltering emerged from a report Friday that orders for long-lasting factory goods, excluding the volatile transportation category, fell in July for the fourth time in five months.
WASHINGTON | The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.
WASHINGTON | The American job machine has jammed. Again.
WASHINGTON | The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy.
It's the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.
The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.
WASHINGTON | Americans are making a little more money and spending a lot more.
The economy is showing signs of modest improvement - not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears another recession might be near.
WASHINGTON | The economy is showing signs of modest improvement — not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears another recession might be near.
Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy at risk of another recession. The government also reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010.
WASHINGTON | A surge in demand for autos and aircraft drove orders for long-lasting manufactured goods higher in July, easing fears the economy might be on the verge of another recession.
WASHINGTON | More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak.
WASHINGTON | The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them.
WASHINGTON | The economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, mostly due to the largest surge in imports in 26 years and a slowdown in companies' restocking of goods,
WASHINGTON | The nation isn't creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year.
WASHINGTON | A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer construction workers will be needed. Don't expect as many interior designers or advertising copywriters, either. Retailers will get by with leaner staffs.
WASHINGTON | First-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week for the third straight time, a sign the job market is slowly recovering.
WASHINGTON | Shoppers and businesses are feeling better about the recovery.
WASHINGTON | The nation's economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month.
WASHINGTON | The U.S. economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month.
WASHINGTON | The picture of an economy growing modestly without producing inflation yet struggling to create jobs emerged from government reports Thursday.
WASHINGTON | The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed 36,000 jobs, fewer than expected. The figures suggested the job market is slowly healing but that significant hiring has yet to occur.
WASHINGTON | The February jobs report to be released Friday is likely to be bleak.
WASHINGTON | Layoffs are no longer dropping as they were in the final months of last year, reinforcing fears that the jobs crisis will weigh down consumer spending and the economic rebound.
WASHINGTON | The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent.
WASHINGTON | The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs.
WASHINGTON | The economy's faster-than-expected growth at the end of last year, fueled by companies boosting output to keep stockpiles up, is likely to weaken as consumers keep a lid on spending.
WASHINGTON | Retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, leaving 2009 with the biggest yearly drop on record and highlighting the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover from the deepest recession in seven decades.
WASHINGTON | Lack of confidence in the economic recovery led employers to shed a more-than-expected 85,000 net jobs in December even as the unemployment rate held at 10 percent. The rate would have been higher if more people had been looking for work instead of leaving the labor force becaus…
WASHINGTON | Lack of confidence in the economic recovery led employers to shed a more-than-expected 85,000 jobs in December even as the unemployment rate held at 10 percent. The rate would have been higher if more people had been looking for work instead of leaving the labor force because th…
WASHINGTON | Manufacturing activity grew last month at the fastest pace in more than three years, a sign that the pace of the economic recovery is picking up, a private trade group said Monday.
WASHINGTON | A surprising drop in the unemployment rate and far fewer job losses last month cheered investors Friday and raised hopes for a sustained economic recovery.
WASHINGTON | The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 10 percent in November as employers cut the smallest number of jobs since the recession began. The better-than-expected job figures are a rare note of encouraging news for the labor market.
WASHINGTON | Fewer people are claiming unemployment benefits -- but still too many to signal that the economy is close to gaining jobs.
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