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U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam. Read More »

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls for a second week last week. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Surge, Erasing Prior Weeks' Declines

Weekly Jobless Claims Surge, Erasing Prior Weeks' Declines

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, reversing the prior three weeks declines. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a hopeful sign for the labor market recovery. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Read More »

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined largely as expected last week. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

Employers added 130,000 jobs in October, lower than economists expectations for the month, a report shows. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week, but remained elevated. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week amid a computer glitch in California. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher, Still Point to Healing Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher, Still Point to Healing Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week but remained at pre-recession levels, a signal of growing strength in the labor market. Read More »

What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down?

What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down?

And who would be affected?

UPDATE: IT HAPPENED Civilian federal employees -- from people who process forms and handle regulatory matters to workers at national parks and museums -- would be furloughed. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, bu getting a clear read on the labor market's health was stifled by a backlog of claims. Read More »

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