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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

Washington (AFP) — New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell more than expected last week, another sign of tightening in the jobs market, official data released Thursday showed. Initial jobless claims fell to 298,000 in the week ending August 16 from the revised 312,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said. The decline in […]

August 21, 2014

Job Growth Is Robust In June; Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.1 Percent

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1 percent, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts’ expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the economy moves past a weak […]

July 3, 2014

Most Common U.S. Jobs Paying Employees Less In 2013 Than In 1999

A new Washington Post report reveals how the value of full-time work in the United States has declined – a trend that has ramifications for Americans and the overall economy. Using employment data from 1999 and 2013, the Post’s Pam Tobey demonstrates how the nation’s 10 most common jobs – 9 of which also constituted […]

May 5, 2014