Employment figures

January 23, 2018 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate fell to record lows in three U.S. states last month, as steady hiring soaked up more of those out of work. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the jobless rate fell to the lowest levels since records began in 1976 in Hawaii, Mississippi and California. The...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, construction continues on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the monthly decline put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effective next month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:12 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi , left, and vice president Vitor Constancio go to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, were wary of prematurely signaling the next steps in an expected exit from their monetary stimulus polices. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:08 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effective next month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:05 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the country's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting remained wary of prematurely signaling the next steps in an expected exit from their monetary stimulus polices. Members of the 25-person governing council that sets monetary policy widely agreed on "the...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, photo, Target human resources representative Brenda, right, talks with a job seeker at a Target store in Chicago. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for November. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 09, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available jobs slipped 0.8 percent to 5.88 million, down from 5.93 million in October...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, photo, Target human resources representative Brenda, right, talks with a job seeker at a Target store in Chicago. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for November. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 09, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September. The Labor Department says the number of available jobs slipped 0.8 percent to 5.88 million, down from 5.93 million in October. September's peak was...
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