Labor economy

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are dipping Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, after a solid but unspectacular hiring report for the month of December. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 06, 2017 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So close! The Dow Jones industrial average missed the 20,000 mark by a fraction of a point Friday as U.S. stock indexes rose after the government said wages jumped in December. Two other major indexes set records. Stocks wavered between gains and losses in the morning after the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, Va. The last major economic report card for Obama arrives Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 06, 2017 - 8:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama. Friday's report from the Labor Department portrayed a job market...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, Va. The last major economic report card for Obama arrives Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 06, 2017 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring. The report is the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, Va. The last major economic report card for Obama arrives Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 05, 2017 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last major economic report card for President Barack Obama arrives Friday with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. When Obama took office in...
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Barbed wire surrounds the site of a cancelled Ford auto manufacturing plant, one day after the U.S. auto company announced the project was called off, in Villa de Reyes, outside San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. The perception in this region was largely that President-elect Donald Trump, who had promised for months to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. while at the same time disparaging Mexicans, had made good before even settling into the White House. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 05, 2017 - 11:23 pm
VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) — Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its sprawling 700-acre high desert site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it on the phone, (I thought), 'Well, no, it can'...
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several retailers reported weak holiday sales and cut their profit forecasts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 05, 2017 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped Thursday as interest rates dropped and banks took sharp losses. Department stores tumbled as Macy's and Kohl's plunged following weak holiday-season reports that led the chains to cut their profit forecasts. After a solid but uninspiring report on private hiring in...
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several retailers reported weak holiday sales and cut their profit forecasts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 05, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped Thursday as interest rates dropped and banks took sharp losses. Department stores tumbled as Macy's and Kohl's plunged following weak holiday-season reports that led the chains to cut their profit forecasts. After a solid but uninspiring report on private hiring in...
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FILE - In a July 19, 2016 file photo, people fill out job applications at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. companies reported a modest gain of 153,000 jobs in December 2016, all in service industries such as retail and health care, according to a private survey. Payroll provider ADP says hotels and restaurants added 18,000 jobs in December, while higher-paying professional services, such as engineering, added 24,000. Manufacturers lost 9,000 jobs and construction firms shed 2,000. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 05, 2017 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies reported a modest gain of 153,000 jobs last month, all in service industries such as retail and health care. The report provided the latest evidence of the economy's transition away from manufacturing and other blue-collar work. Payroll provider ADP said Thursday...
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FILE - In a July 19, 2016 file photo, people fill out job applications at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. companies reported a modest gain of 153,000 jobs in December 2016, all in service industries such as retail and health care, according to a private survey. Payroll provider ADP says hotels and restaurants added 18,000 jobs in December, while higher-paying professional services, such as engineering, added 24,000. Manufacturers lost 9,000 jobs and construction firms shed 2,000. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 05, 2017 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies reported a modest gain of 153,000 jobs last month, all in service industries such as retail and health care, according to a private survey. Payroll provider ADP said Thursday that hotels and restaurants added 18,000 jobs in December, while higher-paying professional...
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January 05, 2017 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped significantly last week, a sign of a robust job market. THE NUMBERS: Weekly requests for jobless aid fell 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 235,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is barely above the 233,000...
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