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ADP: Employers Add 204,000 Jobs in August
www.usnews.com
Figure falls short of consensus economists' estimate of 220,000. [...]
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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
www.motherjones.com
Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you. [...]
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Unemployment rises in most US states in July
www.usnews.com
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. [...]
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Don’t Be Fooled by April Jobs Report
americansforprosperity.org
While at first glance the April jobs report signals a rebound, Americans should not be fooled by the surface-level excitement. A deeper look reveals that there remain concerning systemic deficiencies in the US economy – a sign that the nation is in need of a change of direction. [...]
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Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K
finance.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. [...]
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Senators strike deal on extending long-term unemployment benefits
www.theguardian.com
Rhode Island and Nevada senators reach deal but Republican-controlled House may still present an obstacle [...]
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US jobs growth lower than expected in January
www.bbc.co.uk
The US economy added 113,000 jobs in January, the second month in a row the figure has been weaker than expected. [...]
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US jobless benefits passes key Senate test vote
www.bbc.co.uk
A bill to renew payments to some 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans has overcome a key vote in the Senate. [...]
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One million US jobless to lose financial aid
www.bbc.co.uk
More than a million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits after an emergency federal programme expired on Saturday. Lawmakers failed to agree on an extension of the scheme before the US Congress began its winter recess. [...]
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Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
www.washingtontimes.com
Although the jobless rate in November fell to its lowest level since he took office, President Obama called on Republican lawmakers Saturday to spend tens of billions on unemployment benefits that are set to expire this month. [...]
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Congress takes up probe of fake unemployment data
dailycaller.com
The House Oversight Committee has joined an investigation into the faking of Census Bureau unemployment data that began in the New York Post Sunday. [...]
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Number of the Week: Why Don’t More People Want a Job?
blogs.wsj.com
Americans aren’t just leaving the labor force -- those who have left it are drifting further away. [...]
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US employers add 148K jobs; rate falls to 7.2 pct.
www.boston.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dim view of the U.S. job market emerged Tuesday with a report that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial government shutdown began. Just 148,000 jobs were added last month, a steep drop from August’s gain, though they were enough to lower unemployment to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August. The report bolsters expectations that the Federal Reserve will maintain its pace of bond purchases for the rest of 2013 to try to keep long-term loan rates [...]
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US manufacturing growth slows as demand eases
www.telegraph.co.uk
US manufacturing activity growth slowed in September as demand for products declined and firms took on fewer workers, an industry report showed on Monday. [...]
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Unemployment Rates Rise in a Third of States
www.newsmax.com
Unemployment rose in 18 U.S. states last month as many reported cutting jobs. [...]
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