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Special events workers who were forced out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic marched Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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July 23, 2020 - 11:08 am
Virus sends jobless claims up for first time since March
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Job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
AP News
July 16, 2020 - 9:23 am
Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M
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FILE - In this June 4, 2020 photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
AP News
June 11, 2020 - 9:16 am
1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits
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Jeff Katz
July 08, 2019 - 11:55 am
The Trump economy continues to hum right along and make life better for Americans. The U.S. economy added 224,000 in the month of June, according to Department of Labor data released Friday . Unemployment increased slightly to 3.7 percent as well. The job numbers, however, were double what experts...
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Jeff Katz
May 03, 2019 - 10:49 am
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that the unemployment rate has now dropped to its lowest point in 50 years and more than 250,000 jobs were created in the month of April. Read all the numbers here . The report also indicated that the unemployment rate among Hispanics and Latinos dropped...
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Associated Press
March 08, 2019 - 10:25 am
by Christopher Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh winter weather and the partial shutdown of the government. Last...
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Associated Press
November 02, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before Tuesday's congressional elections, also showed that the unemployment rate remained at a...
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