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US Job Openings Near 13-Year High, Hiring Rises

The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.

09/09/2014

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US Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.

01/24/2013

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Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise To 372K

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.

01/03/2013

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US Consumer Prices Tick Up As Rental Costs Rise

Rising food costs and higher rents offset a drop in gas prices last month, leaving consumer prices only slightly higher in October compared with the previous month.

11/15/2012

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US Economy Adds 171K Jobs, Rate Rises To 7.9 Percent

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September because the work force grew.

11/02/2012

Deal Trims Maximum Jobless Benefits To 73 Weeks

Long-term unemployed workers in states with persisting high joblessness soon would no longer be able to count on unemployment benefit checks for up to 99 weeks under legislation before Congress.

02/17/2012

Payrolls Drop By 125K, Jobless Rate Falls

    A wave of census layoffs cut the nation’s payrolls in June for the first time in six months,

07/02/2010