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Thursday, August 17, 2017
jobs market

August’s Weak Job Growth Appears To Be Anomaly, Economists say

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August — the second straight month of slower growth — appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said. Although the Labor Department figures released Friday were […]

September 5, 2014

Happy Days Here Again? Jobs Surge, Stocks Hit Record High

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high, and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said, pushing the […]

July 3, 2014