Labor economy

FILE - In this June 23, 2014, file photo, a recruiter, at left, takes the resume of an applicant during a job fair, in Philadelphia. On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 11, 2017 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought jobless benefits last week, and the number of people collecting unemployment checks felt to the lowest level since 1988 — more evidence the U.S. job market remains strong. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless aid...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for March. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains. The number of job postings for each unemployed person fell in March to its lowest level in more than 16 years,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions carry an effigy of South Korean President Park Geun-hye as they march during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea. Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea’s next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There is concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to North Korea when South Koreans pick their next leader on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Anger over allegations of collusion between big businesses and the government helped trigger massive monthslong protests that led to the ouster of Park in March and the arrest of the de-facto leader at Samsung, South Korea’s largest business group. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting stubbornly low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea's next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign policy issues. There's concern that the economy will likely take a backseat to...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 05, 2017 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A solid pickup in hiring last month helped push the stock market to record highs Friday. The gains were driven by energy, technology and industrial companies. The Labor Department told investors what they had hoped to hear: employers added more workers last month after a sluggish...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015, photo, a UPS employee works inside the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 05, 2017 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 prove temporary. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent — its lowest point in a decade — from 4.5 percent in...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015, photo, a UPS employee works inside the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 05, 2017 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a hiring slowdown in March, the U.S. job market is thought to have resumed solid growth in April, a trend that would help underpin an economic rebound after a weak start to the year. Employers probably added 185,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet, a data...
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In this Monday, May 1, 2017 photo, Ali Raad, a taxi driver who workes for the ride-hailing app Ujra, receives a call from a customer, in Baghdad, Iraq. Tech-savvy Iraqi entrepreneurs are finding success in creating companies that use smartphone apps inspired by such foreign businesses as food ordering and ride sharing. This comes at a time when the government is looking to the private sector to create more jobs. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
May 05, 2017 - 2:14 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — It didn't take long for Ahmed Subhi and his friends to figure out the best project to launch amid Iraq's acute economic crisis. They just looked at their phones. Subhi became the co-founder of Baghdad's popular food ordering and delivery app called Wajbety, or My Meal. "When we were...
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In this photo taken April 26, 2017, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. testifies on Capitol in Washington. Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to slap Pyongyang with new sanctions that target the wayward nation’s shipping industry and use of slave labor. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 04, 2017 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the GOP-led House is expected to vote overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. Lawmakers are set to approve the measure later Thursday as tensions to...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Alexandra Kaldis Venzke, owner of Sultana's Daughter, works in her shop in Houston. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in April. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 03, 2017 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 177,000 jobs last month, a private survey found, a solid gain that suggests the economy is still expanding despite recent signs of slower growth. April's hiring is down from a revised 255,000 in the previous month, ADP said Wednesday . The figure is the...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate has dipped below 6 percent as the labor market in Europe's largest economy strengthens further in what is an election year. The Federal Labor Agency said Wednesday that the unemployment rate in April fell to 5.8 percent from 6 percent the previous month,...
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