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US Hiring Slow but Steady Amid Trade War and Global Weakness

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war with China. The unemployment rate remained 3.7% for a third s...
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ICE Raids Raise Question: What About the Employers?

HOUSTON — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the ma...
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US Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, Weaker Global Economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth and widening trade conflicts. Last month's modest job gain followed a much healthier increase ...
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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 winter weather and the partial shutdown of the gover...
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US Adds 213,000 Jobs But Unemployment Rate Inches Up

WASHINGTON — 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 ri...