Employment figures

FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Friday, March 9, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. At the same time, average wages rose 2.6 percent over the past 12 months, a slowdown from January's...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Joana Dudley, of Lauderhill, Fla., looks at her list of job prospects at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in February. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey. The report Wednesday on February hiring from payroll provider ADP comes after businesses added 244,000...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 5, 2018. Banks and technology companies are leading U.S. stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its best day in a week. It's the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour. The volatility comes as investors question whether a...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo sales associate Larry Wardford, of Holliston, Mass., places items on selves at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store in Framingham, Mass. On Monday, March 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 05, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms grew more slowly in February compared with the previous month, but still expanded at a healthy clip. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its services index slipped to 59.5, from 59.9 in January. The January reading was the highest since 2005...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee, Thursday, March 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 01, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stressed on Thursday that the central bank still believes it has room to stay on a path of gradual rate hikes that will allow wage growth to accelerate. Powell, who rattled markets earlier this week with comments that seemed to indicate...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee, Thursday, March 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 01, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to the Senate Banking Committee (all times local): ___ 10:50 a.m. Powell says that he believes there is still slack in the labor market that will allow the Federal Reserve to move gradually to raise interest rates...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its January report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 01, 2018 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lifted their spending just 0.2 percent in January, while their incomes jumped because of last year's tax cuts. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the modest spending increase followed gains of 0.4 percent in December and 0.8 percent in November. Incomes rose 0.4...
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A worker carries an old window frame from a construction site in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high. (AP Photo/Paul White)
March 01, 2018 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level in a little more than nine years on the back of strong economic growth, official figures showed Thursday. Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said the unemployment rate in January was 8.6 percent, unchanged...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level in a little more than nine years on the back of strong economic growth. Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said Thursday that the unemployment rate in January was 8.6 percent,...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Patrick Mulloney, of Marlborough, Mass., left, assists customer Karen Frank, of Framingham, Mass., right, at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 130.8 in February, highest since November 2000 and up from 124.3 in January. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of...
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