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US Sheds Most Jobs in a Decade, Ending Record Hiring Streak

WASHINGTON — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4...

California Swamped by Jobless Claims; LA Virus Cases Rise

LOS ANGELES — California hired retired state workers and transferred other employees to help process an avalanche of over 1 million unemployment claims amid a surge of job losses from the coronavirus pandemic, the state said Thursday. “This represents a huge ...
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California Unemployment Rate Held Steady at 3.9% in December

SACRAMENTO — California's unemployment rate held steady at the record low 3.9% in December, the state said Friday. California added 12,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Employment Development Department said. California added 12,600 nonfarm ...
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US Adds 145,000 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 3.5%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slo...
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Survey: US Companies Added 202,000 Jobs in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. companies added 202,000 jobs in December, led by robust hiring in construction, trade, transportation and utilities, according to a private survey. Construction firms added 37,000 jobs in December. The trade, transportation and utilities se...