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Solid job gains in April ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed in April that it’s healthier than many had feared, adding a solid 165,000 jobs and driving the unemployment rate down a notch to a four-year low of 7.5 […]

05/03/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The […]

05/01/2013

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US housing starts surpass 1 million in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.

04/16/2013

U.S. unemployment down

A tale of 2 employment surveys, at a glance

(AP) – The U.S. economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, a sharp drop from the average 221,000 created in the previous four months. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent in February.

04/05/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

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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

US unemployment aid applications decline to 366K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.

02/07/2013

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

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment falls below 7 percent in most US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

01/08/2013

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L.A. garment companies cited for financial infractions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal labor investigators cited 10 garment companies in the downtown Fashion District for underpaying workers and failing to keep adequate records, it was announced today.

12/13/2012

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Stocks move higher as US jobs picture improves

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street after the government reported job growth that was better than economists had anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 81 points to […]

12/07/2012

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Survey: Sandy slows hiring in November to 118K

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, in part because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs.

12/05/2012

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