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Unemployment Drops to 4.1%; Trucking Employment Flat

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The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%, Trucking Employment Flat

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The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Truckers Key to Job Growth, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Says

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The trucking industry can play a major role in creating quality apprenticeship programs that could teach the skills needed to put some of the nation’s nearly 7 million job seekers to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government

Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in July; Fed Signals Plans for Third Interest Rate Hike

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WASHINGTON — Consumer prices posted a slight gain in July, with higher costs for medical care and clothing offsetting declines for hotel stays and consumer cellphone plans.

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August 11, 2017