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7:07am

Thu October 3, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Stay Near Six-Year Low

There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, up 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning.

That means claims continue to run at a relatively low rate that until recent weeks hadn't been seen since the spring of 2007 — six months before the start of the 2007-09 recession.

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6:35am

Wed October 2, 2013
Business

Job Growth Was Modest In September, Survey Signals

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:46 am

This gas station in Encinitas, Calif., was looking to hire last month.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

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4:13pm

Tue October 1, 2013
Shutdown

Shutdown And Out: Waiting For The Train Home

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:07 am

Pat Barnes of Hanover, Md. waits for her train at Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, the first day of the government shutdown. Barnes is a federal employee and was sent home early in response to the shutdown.
Meredith Rizzo NPR

7:07am

Thu September 19, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Rose Less Than Expected Last Week

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 9:06 am

While the number of people filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose by 15,000 last week, the increase was less than economists expected, Bloomberg News reports.

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7:04am

Thu September 12, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Hit 7-Year Low, But Data Weren't Complete

At a Target store in San Francisco last month, job seekers waited in line.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

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