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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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In GM Country, Workers Aren’t Abandoning Trump

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Wi...
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US Unemployment Rate Is Lowest Since 1969 at 3.7%

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — signaling how the longest streak of hiring on record has put millions of Americans back to work....
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U.S. Employers Add 157,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Is 3.9%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That's n...

Business-Friendly Fresno Is a Must. Not An Option

Opinion by Bill McEwen There is spin. There is illusionary anecdotal information. And there are the unvarnished numbers. The unvarnished numbers say that Fresno is the eighth-worst city in America (out of 182) to look for a job. WalletH...