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Employers added just 142,000 jobs in September

News that employment growth slowed for the second straight month in September renewed concerns about the economy and weakened the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later

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Businesses added 200,000 jobs in September

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in September, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, in a possible sign that the government will report that employment growth rebounded after slowing the previous

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Employers added 173,000 jobs in Aug., jobless rates falls to 5.1%

Payroll growth slowed in August as employers added 173,000 jobs in a key report that could help the Federal Reserve decide whether to raise interest rates later this month. The

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Higher minimum wages chomp into restaurants

Labor’s victories in hiking minimum wages stand to “eat into” restaurant profitability, warns Moody’s Investors Service Thursday, confirming the fears

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Job openings hit 14-year high in April

The number of job openings in the U.S. surged to a 14-year high in April in a sign that job

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More Americans expect higher incomes this year

Americans are significantly more optimistic about their income prospects while their perceptions of their financial well-being have improved modestly, according

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Monthly average of jobless claims hit 15-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits ticked lower last week, pushing down the four-week average of applications to

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Despite jobs report, warning signs abound

Economists got it right last month: 223,000 jobs were added to the economy in April, in line with the 228,000

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