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Survey: US employers add 215K jobs in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.


Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists […]


How the government compiles the jobs report

(AP) – The unemployment rate’s sharp fall in September, reported a month before the election, led some Republicans to question whether the numbers had been manipulated to benefit President Barack Obama. Current and former officials […]


Obama, Romney offer different interpretation of September jobs report

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are using today’s jobs report to bolster their campaign arguments. The news that the nation’s unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first […]


Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent “is not what a real recovery looks like.” The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September […]




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