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U.S. adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

U.S. adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.


With Tweet about jobs numbers, Trump breaks yet another taboo

President Donald Trump on Friday shattered several decades of protocol – and possibly violated a federal directive – by hinting strongly that the monthly U.S. jobs report would be a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Trump’s tweet teasing jobs report raises questions

With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday, a protocol-defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

U.S. hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs.


U.S. employers add strong 211,000 jobs; unemployment 4.4 pct.

Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a sign that the economy’s slump in the first three months of the year could …


U.S. adds a robust 235K jobs; unemployment dips to 4.7 pct.

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, evidence that the economy remains on solid footing nearly eight years after …


U.S. stocks rise to record highs after strong jobs report

U.S. stocks jumped to record highs Friday after a strong jobs report for the month of July gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing. Financial and technology …