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Trader Kevin Lodewick, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Markets take weak December jobs report in stride

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets are taking a surprisingly weak U.S. jobs report in stride. Stock indexes are slightly higher in early trading Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 18 points, or 0.1 […]

01/10/2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, meet with reporters to urge passage of legislation to restore unemployment insurance benefits which expired Dec. 28, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jobless bill stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect long-term jobless legislation stalled in the Senate on Thursday, triggering recriminations from both sides of the political aisle despite earlier expressions of optimism that benefits might soon be restored […]

01/09/2014

Job seekers checking out companies at a job fair. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

AP Exclusive: New jobless benefit plan advanced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed optimism Thursday about chances for compromise on jobless legislation, and officials said talks were focused on a scaled-back program that is fully paid for and would […]

01/09/2014

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Unemployment bill first up in Senate for 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a slow-motion struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless […]

01/06/2014

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US unemployment aid applications rise to 336,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 ½ years. But the broader trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers and […]

08/22/2013

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California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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California added jobs despite unemployment rate increase

California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]

06/21/2013

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Unemployment fell in half of US states in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]

06/21/2013

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US job postings fell in March; hiring slowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. The Labor Department says job openings fell 1.4 percent to […]

05/07/2013

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