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Aug 23, 2019

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Job creation revised down by 500,000

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 23, 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics annual benchmark revisions find job creation was weaker than originally reported last year.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
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U.S. adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%

by Associated Press Aug 2, 2019
U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion.
A 'now hiring' sign hangs on the door of a Staples store in Lower Manhattan, January 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Companies lay off workers even in the best economic times

by Ben Bradford Aug 1, 2019
The unemployment rate is hovering around a 50-year low, but some companies are still shedding jobs.
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Why aren't more Americans working or looking for work?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 10, 2019
Labor force participation in the U.S. is said to be lower than that of comparable economies. There are a couple of factors at play.
A help wanted sign hangs in a window of a restaurant in Miami, Florida.
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U.S. adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain

by Associated Press Jul 5, 2019
June’s solid job growth followed a tepid gain of 72,000 jobs in May, a result that had fueled concerns about the economy.
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U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261,000 jobs

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 3, 2017
The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years.
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Bad! Why the AT&T strike means jobs woes for Trump

by Jana Kasperkevic May 19, 2017
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."
About 40,000 AT&T workers might go on strike this weekend.
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US employers add strong 211,000 jobs, with unemployment at 4.4 percent

by Marketplace Contributor May 5, 2017
The unemployment rate has dipped to its lowest point in a decade.
Job seekers apply for open positions at a career fair in San Francisco.
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What the February jobs report means for the upcoming Fed meeting

by Mark Garrison Mar 10, 2017
Expect a rate increase.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference. The better-than-expected jobs numbers give the Fed another reason to raise interest rates.
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US adds a robust 235,000 jobs; unemployment dips to 4.7 percent

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 10, 2017
It is all but certain that the Fed will raise short-term interest rates at its next meeting.
A job seeker shakes hands with a recruiter during a job fair in San Francisco, California.
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