Unemployment

July 06, 2017 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to change Friday...
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June 29, 2017 - 10:44 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's factory output rose in May from a year earlier and the number of jobs per job seekers climbed to a 43-year high, reflecting labor shortages as the economy gains momentum thanks to stronger exports to the rest of Asia. The 6.8 percent year-on-year increase in factory output...
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June 16, 2017 - 10:38 am
Columbia, SC -- South Carolina's jobless rate fell again slightly last month, though fewer people are working. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, a 0.2-percentage-point drop from April. The state's jobless rate has...
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June 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's jobless rate fell again slightly last month, though fewer people are working. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, a 0.2-percentage-point drop from April. The state's jobless...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work at the SLS Lux in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The SLS LUX is a 57-story residential and hotel property developed by the Related Group, and is scheduled to open in 2017. Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 02, 2017 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent. But the rate declined mainly because people...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work at the SLS Lux in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The SLS LUX is a 57-story residential and hotel property developed by the Related Group, and is scheduled to open in 2017. Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 02, 2017 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent. Hiring in the months of April and March were...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work at the SLS Lux in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The SLS LUX is a 57-story residential and hotel property developed by the Related Group, and is scheduled to open in 2017. Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 02, 2017 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent. Hiring in the months of April and March were revised...
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May 19, 2017 - 10:10 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly as the state's labor force continued to grow. The Department of Employment and Workforce announced Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in April, a 0.1 percentage-point drop from March. That corresponded to...
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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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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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