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Though the Commerce Department announced Thursday that estimates for third-quarter GDP growth had been revised up to an eye-popping …
(WASHINGTON) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
While some economy watchers have been disappointed by lackluster retail sales over the long Black Friday weekend, two other data points released Monday suggest the economic recovery is picking up steam.
The Institute for …
(WASHINGTON) — Unemployment fell in 28 U.S. states last month, and employers added jobs in 34 states. The gains suggest recent improvements in the job market have occurred in most regions of the country.
(WASHINGTON) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market.
(WASHINGTON) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the fifth straight decline that shows businesses see little need to cut jobs.
Effects of government shutdown felt, unemployment ticks up
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.
When it comes to the U.S. economic recovery, the conventional wisdom is that it’s all about housing. That’s where the majority of Americans keep the majority of their wealth. It’s 15% of the economy and has been driving …
Call it the Cards Championship Effect: Historically, when the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series, the stock market tends to go through the roof the following year.
It’s also cost the country an additional 2 million jobs