Unemployment

A carpenter, who declined to be identified, cuts plywood to cover a closed store where artwork in support of people affected by the coronavirus already covers an adjacent panel in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in Washington set a new record last week, with tens of thousands more people in the state filing new claims as non-essential businesses remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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April 03, 2020 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government's monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus. Economists have forecast that the government will say employers shed about...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. Hiring in the United States jumped in February 2020 as employers added a robust 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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March 06, 2020 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped in February as employers added 273,000 positions, evidence that the job market was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5% last month,...
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In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, July 5, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 05, 2019 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve...
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January 04, 2019 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Labor Department says the unemployment...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a bilingual help wanted sign for Auto Zone, a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is posted outside the store in Canton, Miss. Another healthy picture of hiring is expected when the U.S. government issues its September jobs report Friday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
October 05, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast. The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from...
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June 15, 2018 - 5:21 am
More jobs have been created in Minnesota. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development reports that 10,200 jobs were added in Minnesota in May, dropping the state's unemployment rate to 3.1 percent. That compares favorably to the national rate of 3.9 percent, and is the lowest record...
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June 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm
It's a tight labor market with unemployement rates running at 3.8% nationally, and 3.3% in Minnesota. That's great news for recent college graduates who are having no problem finding well-paying jobs. The Univerisity of Minnesota's Carlson School' grads, hundreds of students with BAs, MAs, MBAs,...
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