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US Added a Solid 128,000 Jobs in October Despite GM Strike

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused tens of thousands of workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed. "This was an unambiguously strong...
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California Unemployment Rate Held Steady at 4.1% in August

SACRAMENTO — California's unemployment rate held steady at the record low of 4.1% in August as the state's period of job gains reached 114 months, exceeding the expansion of the 1960s. The California Employment Development Department says Friday the state'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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July US Jobs Report Shows Solid Gains Amid Trade Frictions

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. "This report is a sigh of relief. It had good solid numbers and was largely in line with expe...
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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...