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Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November […]

12/26/2013

With hours to go until a possible government shutdown, visitors tour the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Capitol officials said today that if a shutdown goes into effect, all organized tours of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center will be suspended.  The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal workers prepare for shutdown process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. With no late deal averting the midnight Monday shutdown, several federal […]

09/30/2013

Job seeker Kelsey Devoe, of Miramar, Fla., fills out a contact form at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job […]

08/15/2013

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US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could […]

05/09/2013

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Report: Jobs picture for veterans improved in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs picture for the nation’s veterans improved significantly last year, particularly for those who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates for US cities in the West

(AP) – Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, evidence that steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country. Click through to see a table of unemployment rates for the West.

01/08/2013

Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They […]

09/21/2012

US job openings rose in May, good sign for hiring

(AP) – U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. The Labor Department says job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, up from […]

07/10/2012

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