Employment figures

July 19, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoting a robust U.S. economy, President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. Trump was holding a White House event Thursday with corporate...
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Containers are seen at a port in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. South Korea's government said it is dramatically cutting its job outlook while slightly reducing its economic growth forecast. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 18, 2018 - 3:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while slightly lowering its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in's jobs-first agenda. The Finance Ministry said South Korea's economy will create a mere 180,000 jobs this...
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In this June 20, 2018, photo, a "Now Hiring" sign is posted outside a gas station in Raymond, N.H. On Tuesday, July 10, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for May. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 10, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses advertised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades. The Labor Department also says the proportion of workers quitting their jobs reached the...
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People walk past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at a bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 10, 2018 - 12:59 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to 22,278.51 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 06, 2018 - 5:05 pm
The trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalated Friday, but Wall Street focused on a solid jobs report instead. After a wobbly start, U.S. stocks mounted a broad rally, shaking off two consecutive weekly losses. Growing jitters in recent weeks over a stepped-up trading dispute between the...
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In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. The Labor Department said Friday, July 6, that the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent as more people began looking for work and not all of them found it. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 06, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising from 3.8 percent to 4 percent,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June 2018, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China. Economists have estimated that 195,000 jobs were added last month and that the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to data provider FactSet. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 06, 2018 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China. Economists have estimated that 195,000 jobs were added last...
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FILE- In this June 13, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks to the media after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Powell is expected to speak about the job market at a European Central Bank conference in Portugal on Wednesday, June 20. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 20, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed will likely keep raising short-term interest rates at a gradual pace, partly because there are few signs, so far, that the ultra-low U.S. unemployment rate is pushing up inflation. In a speech in Portugal, Powell said Wednesday...
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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ontario into Detroit. In nearly a quarter-century since NAFTA was approved, a complex chain of automotive parts makers has sprung up on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. About 7,400 trucks cross the bridge between Detroit and Windsor every day, many laden with auto parts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 18, 2018 - 1:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Investors are eagerly awaiting the updated economic forecasts the Fed will issue when its meeting ends Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid U.S. economic growth and rising inflation. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had...
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