Jobless Claims Decrease to Lowest Level Since February

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A strengthening labor market remains an engine for U.S. growth as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest since February, Labor Department data showed Aug. 17.

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August 17, 2017

Job Openings Surge to Record in Sign of Robust Labor Demand

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A June surge in U.S. job openings to a record indicates demand for workers remained strong at the end of the second quarter, a Labor Department report showed Aug 8

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August 8, 2017

Decline in Jobless Claims Shows Labor Demand Remains Robust

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The decline in filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week underscores steady demand for workers in a tightening job market, Labor Department figures showed Aug 3.

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August 3, 2017

ADP Data on Company Hiring in Sync With Moderate US Job Growth

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The gain in hiring at companies in July, along with upward revisions to the prior month, is consistent with moderate growth in U.S. employment, according to data released Aug. 2 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J.

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August 2, 2017

ADP Data on Business Hiring Gain Shows Solid US Job Market

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Companies adding more workers to U.S. payrolls in May than forecast indicates the job market is powering ahead, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed June 1.

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June 1, 2017

Merchandise Trade Gap, Inventories May Weigh on US Growth


The second-widest U.S. merchandise trade deficit in two years and an April drop in inventories at wholesalers and retailers may weigh on the economy this quarter, according to preliminary figures released May 25 from the Commerce Department in Washington.

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May 25, 2017

Little-Changed Jobless Claims Signal Solid Labor Market

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U.S. jobless-benefit claims are hovering near levels that continue to reflect a strong labor market, with figures little changed last week, Labor Department data showed May 25.

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May 25, 2017

Falling Jobless Claims Add to Signs of Labor Tightness

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The U.S. labor market continues to show signs of tightening, with unemployment claims declining for the third straight week and benefit rolls matching the lowest level since 1973, Labor Department data showed May 18.

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May 18, 2017

Jobless Rolls at 28-Year Low, Show US Labor Tightness

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A decline in U.S. jobless-benefit rolls to a 28-year low adds to signs of a tight labor market, as initial unemployment claims also remained subdued, Labor Department figures showed May 11.

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May 11, 2017

Jobless Claims Declined More Than Forecast Last Week

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed May 4.

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May 4, 2017