The scene last month at a "Beyond the Dream" job fair in Brooklyn, N.Y. Data on the month's job growth and unemployment rate are due Friday morning.
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September 6, 2013 As soon as the August jobs report is released Friday morning, speculation will begin about how the central bank will react.
July 29, 2013 Many of the new jobs will be at order-fulfillment centers that are spread across more than 10 states, the company says.
The scene at a career fair in San Francisco on May 30.
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June 6, 2013 There were fewer first-time claims for jobless benefits last week. And in May, companies announced fewer layoffs. On Friday, the latest day on unemployment and job creation are due. Economists expect to hear that the jobless rate last month was 7.5 percent, unchanged from April.
Many Americans hope to see more signs like this in coming months. (Photo taken earlier this year in San Rafael, Calif.)
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April 11, 2013 After recent reports that were disappointing, Thursday's news was more positive. An estimated 346,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 42,000 from the week before.
March 7, 2013 As many eyes turn to Friday's employment report, new data offer a somewhat conflicting picture.
A "closed" sign at a coffee shop in New York City, where many businesses had to shut down for at least a few days before, during and after Superstorm Sandy.
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December 5, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report shows slower job growth than in October. The lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy get the blame.
August 3, 2012 Economists say it's likely we'll hear this morning that job growth remained sluggish, which means the unemployment rate probably stayed high.
March 9, 2012 Also, there were 227,000 net jobs added to private and public payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
January 26, 2012 People who work long hours are more likely to become depressed, even if they're working in the executive suite. That's according to a study of British civil servants. Other studies have found that people with higher incomes are less vulnerable to depression, but they didn't factor in work hours.
September 6, 2011 The president's address Thursday night — in which he'll lay out his latest proposals for boosting job growth — comes as his approval ratings hit new lows.
June 27, 2011 It can be tough finding a regular job in the tough economy that many Americans are enduring. To earn a living, some folks are working multiple part-time jobs; others are sticking with freelance work.
May 6, 2011 It's often the case that as the economy gains strength and employment begins to go up, the jobless rate remains high or even rises a bit as more people begin to look for work and get counted as part of the labor force.
May 4, 2011 According to the ADP National Employment Report, private employers added 179,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, vs. 207,000 in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its April estimates.
March 24, 2011 While the news on unemployment insurance was positive, the data on orders weren't.
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