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Jobs Numbers

Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment Rate Down To 6.3 Percent

WASHINGTON — Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs — the best performance in more than two years — and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-creation figures for February and March were also revised upward by […]

May 2, 2014

Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 6.7 Percent

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new jobs last month, just about as many […]

April 4, 2014

Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rate Up To 6.7 Percent

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The economy added 175,000 net new jobs last month, a surprisingly robust figure given the bad winter weather, the Labor Department said Friday. Despite the increase — the largest in three months — the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 percent after hitting a more […]

March 7, 2014

Job Growth Remains Weak In January; Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.6 Percent

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again. The report could also give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to pull back […]

February 7, 2014