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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...

Fresno-Clovis Keeps Healthy Streak Alive in June Job Data

The unemployment rate in the Fresno-Clovis area rose slightly in June but continued to show historically healthy job numbers, extending a record streak of rates less than 10%. The latest number marks the 27th straight month that Fresno County has posted an ...

Is Historically Low Unemployment Near in Fresno County?

Could Fresno County soon see its lowest monthly unemployment rate in more than a generation? In data released Friday by California's Employment Development Department, Fresno County had an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.4% in May. In state records that d...
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Biden Attacks Trump on Trade as Both Come to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Joe Biden is assailing President Donald Trump on trade and broadly branding him as "existential threat to America" in a preview of what the country might expect if he prevails in his...
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Unemployment Hits 49-Year Low as US Employers Step up Hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand. The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low ...