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Unemployment ticked up to 6.7 percent last month despite a better-than-expected increase of 175,000 jobs that defied a spate of severe winter weather. the Labor Department reported Friday.
U.S. businesses created nearly 200,000 new jobs for the third month in a row in June, helping to hold the unemployment rate steady at 7.6 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The nation's unemployment rate declined from 7.7 percent to 7.6 percent in March as more people stopped looking for work and businesses added another 88,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The nation's unemployment rate dropped to a four-year low of 7.7 percent last month as job growth accelerated to 236,000, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Consumer confidence perked up this month while home prices posted their third straight month of gains in the latest signs that the economy continues to slowly but steadily improve.
The labor market improved last month after a soft spell in the spring, with businesses creating 163,000 more jobs in a wide range of occupations from health care to manufacturing, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The job market eked out another month of modest gains in June as a major slowdown engulfed the U.S. economy. Unemployment was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The nation's unemployment rate continued its rapid decline last month, falling to 8.1 percent as another 115,000 jobs were added throughout the economy, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Growth in the U.S. economy slowed to 2.2 percent in the first quarter from 3 percent at the end of last year, even as unusually mild winter weather gave a strong boost to consumer spending and car sales, the Commerce Department reported Friday morning.