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U.S. adds a strong 379,000 jobs in hopeful sign for economy

Mar 5, 2021
The February gain marked a sharp pickup from the 166,000 jobs that were added in January and a loss of 306,000 in December.
The February gain, however, represents just a fraction of the roughly 10 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic.
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Unemployment claims tick back up yet again

Mar 4, 2021
That's despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000.
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Unemployment claims still above 700,000

Feb 25, 2021
It's the lowest figure since late November for weekly jobless claims, but the labor market isn't making much progress.
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U.K. top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

Feb 19, 2021
Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday.
An Uber sticker on a car during a protest by ride-share drivers in 2020. How ride-share and other gig workers are classified remains controversial.
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Unemployment claims jump to 861,000

Feb 18, 2021
The job market has stalled, with employers having added a mere 49,000 jobs in January after cutting workers in December.
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Unemployment claims fall slightly to 793,000 with layoffs high

Feb 11, 2021
The job market’s improvement slowed through the fall and in the past two months has essentially stalled.
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U.S. economy adds 49K jobs as unemployment falls to 6.3%

Feb 5, 2021
The tepid increase followed a decline of 227,000 jobs in December, the first loss since April.
A waitress takes customers' orders in the outdoor seating area of a restaurant on Jan. 28, 2021 in Los Angeles.
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Senate approves budget resolution, key step in passing Biden's COVID plan

Feb 5, 2021
The action came after an all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the eventual bill.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., (left) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a press conference at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2021 in Washington.
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