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Fri July 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobs Report Due Out This Morning

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 6:40 am

The scene at a career fair in New York City last October.
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Wed July 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Good Signs: Jobless Claims Dip And Job Growth Picks Up

A help wanted sign in the window of a clothing store in Pasadena, Calif., last month.
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Three reports Wednesday morning all offer at least modestly good news about the U.S. economy:

-- There were 343,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before, says the Employment and Training Administration.

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Fri June 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Job Growth Was Slow And Steady In May, But Jobless Rate Rose

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 8:41 am

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There was modest job growth once again in May even as the nation's unemployment rate ticked up, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

According to BLS:

-- 175,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls last month, slightly more than economists had expected.

-- The jobless rate rose to 7.6 percent from April's 7.5 percent. That rate can rise even as more jobs are added because the size of the labor force has also gone up.

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Thu June 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Ahead Of Key Report, 2 Modestly Positive Signs On Jobs

The scene at a career fair in San Francisco on May 30.
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The number of first-time claims for jobless benefits fell by 11,000 last week from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports. There were 346,000 such applications.

While on the positive side, the figure is still in line with the recent trend. Since late 2011, claims have basically stayed in a range from the mid-300,000s to just under 400,000.

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Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Job Growth Stayed Slow In May, Report Signals

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 8:04 am

The scene at a jobs fair in Gainesville, Fla., on April 27.
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