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By Associated Press
Employers added 1.4 million jobs, the Labor Department said, down from 1.7 million in July.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. The Labor Department’s report…
By Martin Crutsinger, Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter. It is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Employers added jobs in 46 states last month, evidence that the U.S. economy’s surprise hiring gain in May was spread broadly across the country — in both states that began reopening their economies early and those that did so only…
The number of weekly jobless claims is the lowest since the economic shutdown began in March, but it remains far above what the U.S. has experienced during other financial crises. Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this…
Jobs numbers from May were unexpectedly strong, catching most economists by surprise. But the Trump administration was quick to hail them as early indications of an economic recovery already underway. How do others interpret the new data -- and what…
By Yamiche Alcindor
As U.S. businesses prepare for gradual reopenings, the number of Americans filing for unemployment seems to be leveling off. Still, the Labor Department says more than 38 million people sought jobless benefits in the past nine weeks. But as he…
By Paul Solman
For more than two months, the toll of unemployment in the U.S. has grown each week. The retail sector, which was already struggling before the pandemic, is among the hardest hit, with stores closed or at reduced capacity and consumers…
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
Rent comes due again for more than 30 million people around the U.S. who have sought unemployment benefits amid shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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