Unemployment

FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile four-...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seekers line up to check in at the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
August 10, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications rose by 3,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 244,000, the Labor Department said Thursday...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Earlier this year, economists worried that the low unemployment rate meant businesses would struggle to find workers and that would drag down the pace...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low first...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 8:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low first reached in May...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economic expansion enters its ninth year, Friday's jobs report should help clarify its future path after mixed signals have emerged in recent weeks. Americans are buying homes at a healthy pace, but car sales have fallen off. Factory production is expanding modestly,...
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In this photo taken Sunday, July 30, 2017, the skyline of the city is reflected in the river Main during night time behind the Ignatz-Bubis bridge in Frankfurt, central Germany. The picture was taken with long time exposure and a vertical movement of the camera. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 9:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone economy is healing nicely but inflation remains weak — good news for consumers in the short run but a sign of underlying weakness in wages and companies' pricing power. That's the take-away from economic reports released Monday that showed while the unemployment rate in...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in Britain fell in May to its lowest level since the mid-1970s, evidence that the labor market is resilient in the face of a wider economic slowdown largely related to uncertainty surrounding the country's upcoming exit from the European Union. The Office for National...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment in Britain has fallen once again as the labor market shows resilience to a slowdown in the wider economy. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the country's unemployment rate between March and May fell to 4.5 percent, down 0.2...
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July 12, 2017 - 4:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment in Britain has fallen once again as the labor market shows resilience to a slowdown in the wider economy. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the country's unemployment rate between March and May fell to 4.5 percent in the...
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