A help wanted sign in the window of a clothing store in Pasadena, Calif., last month.
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July 3, 2013 In advance of Friday's much-anticipated June employment news, three other reports point upward.
The scene at a job fair in Harlem earlier this summer.
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September 6, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report has shown solid, not spectacular, job growth for two straight months. Meanwhile, another report finds a 20-month low in layoff announcements. Friday, the government issues its figures on August unemployment and jobs.
November 30, 2011 The increase in the ADP National Employment Report was well above economists' expectations. And it could be a sign that Friday's news from the government on November job growth will also be positive.
The long line of job seekers at a career fair earlier this month in Plano, Texas.
August 31, 2011 Government agencies and private employers said this month that they plan to lay off 51,114 workers, the outplacement consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported this morning. Meanwhile, ADP says private payrolls rose by 91,000.
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