President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican lawmakers, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Washington.
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May 08, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Trump says 'no rush' on more aid as jobless crisis grows
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January 08, 2020 - 2:05 pm
Ivanka Trump spoke about the current state and future of American jobs at CES in Las Vegas. During a keynote session on Tuesday, Ivanka impressed hundreds of attendees from all around the technology industry by describing how her father's administration has worked tirelessly to put programs in...
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July 08, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks fell in afternoon trading Monday amid growing speculation on Wall Street that unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data may keep the Federal Reserve from aggressively cutting interest rates. The market rallied through much of June after the central bank...
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June 07, 2019 - 10:49 am
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts. The tepid job growth, along with rising pressures on the...
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January 10, 2019 - 11:22 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft plans to expand its data center operation in Southside Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that the tech giant was going to make a "significant" investment at its operations in Mecklenburg County. He said the expansion will create 100 new jobs. Northam...
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September 07, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Richmond, VA _ Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 3.2 percent, but was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. The 3.2 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May and June is the lowest rate since the...
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July 06, 2018 - 12:45 pm
By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:49 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two manufacturing companies are planning expansions in Virginia, moves the governor says will lead to 80 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Homestead Building Systems Inc. is planning a $2.45 million expansion of its production operation in Orange County. The...
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