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US Job Openings Rise, Outnumber the Unemployed by 1 Million

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence that businesses are still hungry for workers despite signs the economy has slowed. "The question now is, will workers be increasingly te...
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Jobs Report: Wages Up, Unemployment Dips to 3.8%

WASHINGTON — 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 wi...
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Honda to Shut Plant in Brexit-Shaken Britain

LONDON — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union ne...
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Numbers Show Why US Needs More Immigration, Not Less

Directly rebutting President Donald Trump's claim that the United States must fend off waves of illegal immigrants flooding its southern border, economists on both sides of the political spectrum say that our c...
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US Employers Went on a Hiring Spree in December: 312K Jobs

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial government shutdown. The Labor Department said ...