Jobs Friday clashes with March Fed meeting

It’s Jobs Friday. That means the monthly Wall Street guessing game, “Will they or won’t they hike?” will kick off after the federal government lets the world know how many

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Employers added just 142,000 jobs in September

News that employment growth slowed for the second straight month in September renewed concerns about the economy and weakened the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later

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Employers added solid 215,000 jobs in July

The economy added a solid 215,000 jobs last month in a development that could help give the Federal Reserve the evidence it needs to raise interest rates in September for

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Applications for unemployment aid plunge to 42-year low

The number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits fell to a 42-year low last week in the latest sign the labor market is poised for further gains. First-time

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Monthly average of jobless claims hit 15-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits ticked lower last week, pushing down the four-week average of applications to its lowest level since April 2000. Weekly applications fell 1,000

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A great jobs report for investors

The jobs report met expectations for once, and that’s good news for stock and bond investors. The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor

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