Employment figures

FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Thursday, Dec. 6, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 06, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses hired new workers at a solid pace in November, adding 179,000 jobs, according to a private survey. The report comes as other data also suggest the U.S. economy remains healthy, even as the financial markets have gyrated over concerns about a trade conflict with...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo Shauna Turlipof, left, and Kathi Bankes make their way through other Black Friday shoppers at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton, Pa. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Conference Board releases its November index on U.S. consumer confidence. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October's 18-year high 137.9. The index measures consumers' assessment of current...
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November 19, 2018 - 7:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full...
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November 13, 2018 - 2:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However,...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has left its key policy rate unchanged but signaled that it plans to keep responding to the strong U.S. economy with more interest rate hikes. The next rate increase is expected in December. The Fed kept its benchmark rate in a range of 2 percent to 2.25...
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FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo a roofer works on top of the church at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen, Mass. On Monday, Nov. 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a slightly slower rate in October, after achieving a record pace in September in a sign of the economy's strength and endurance. The Institute for Supply Management, which is composed of purchasing managers, reported Monday that its services index...
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Patrick Gentry
November 02, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and boosted average pay by the most in nearly a decade in an effort to attract and keep workers. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before the Nov. 6 election, also shows the unemployment...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of the U.S. job market. Businesses added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a sign that businesses...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, as Trump arrives at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to travel to Richmond, Ky., to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 13, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says America is the hottest country in the world, celebrating what he calls an economy unlike any other in its history. Speaking at a political rally Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 1:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success: the record low rate of black unemployment. But on a recent sunny afternoon in Vernon Park in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood, that victory seemed hollow. As children...
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