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UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Unemployment hits 49-year low as U.S. employers step up hiring

U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand.


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

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

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

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

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 …