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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows that companies are laying off fewer workers.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, near the lowest level since June 2008. The figure shows employers are laying off fewer and fewer workers, an encouraging sign one day before the government will issue its August jobs report.
The U.S. economy has grown significantly faster than previously thought during President Obama's years in office, clocking in at a healthy 2.4 percent pace on average between 2009 and 2012, under sweeping revisions of the gross domestic product report published Wednesday by the Commerce Department.
Encouraging news about the U.S. jobs market trumped rising oil prices and worrying developments in Europe's simmering debt crisis on Wednesday.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains.
A private survey shows U.S. companies added just 119,000 jobs in April, the fewest in seven months.
President Obama heads into the third month of his second term still unable to find a cure for a sluggish economy, weak employment numbers and his own slipping job approval scores.
Lots of people have "Ed Koch stories" – like when he was asked to explain how a former rival was defeated for re-election, even managing to lose in her home precinct. “Her neighbors know her!” he answered with the characteristic Koch shrug.