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A weak month for hiring as unemployment drops

A weak month for hiring as unemployment drops

The weakest month of hiring in three years ended 2013 on a sluggish note and raised questions about whether the U.S. job market can sustain its recent strong gains. Employers…

Job growth could cause scaleback of stimulus

Job growth could cause scaleback of stimulus

U.S. job creation probably picked up in August, signalling a steady pace of economic growth that would give the Federal Reserve ammunition to start scaling back its massive monetary stimulus…

Employment numbers beat expectations

Employment numbers beat expectations

Employment rose more than expected in April, pushing the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent, which could help ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in the economy.…

Are jobs gaining in the United States?

Are jobs gaining in the United States?

The U.S. economy has enjoyed a four-month stretch of robust job gains, and on Friday the government will report whether that trend endured into March. Economists generally think it did.…

New jobs decline for second straight month

New jobs decline for second straight month

President Barack Obama promotes the fantasy that the American economy is rebounding. The latest employment numbers say otherwise. Employer hiring fell for the second straight month, coming in well below…

Jobs report shows momentum for new year

Jobs report shows momentum for new year

The government is expected to report Friday that businesses stepped up hiring in December, a trend likely to gain momentum in 2011. Economists are predicting that employers added a net…

Weak jobs report expected today

Weak jobs report expected today

Newly elected members of Congress will get a reminder Friday of the economic challenges they face in January: The jobs report for October is expected to show hiring weak and…

Mixed bag in jobs report

Mixed bag in jobs report

A wave of census layoffs cut the nation’s payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate…