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US Job Openings Slip 1.7% in August as Labor Market Slows

WASHINGTON — U.S. job openings fell 1.7% in August and hires edged down, bolstering views that the labor market may lose momentum as economic uncertainty and a manufacturing recession squeeze employers. "Today's numbers give credence to the argument that th...
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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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Number of Federal Workers Seeking US Jobless Aid Doubles

WASHINGTON — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in...