US job growth slows in December, ending 2019 on weaker-than-expected note

US economy adds 145K jobs in December FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence breaks down the December jobs report. U.S. hiring cooled in December, as the economy added 145,000 jobs, ending the decade on a weaker-than-expected note. Continue Reading Below The final payroll number of 2019 missed the estimate of 164,000 from economists surveyed by Refinitiv, who also saw the unemployment rate holding steady from November's 3.5 percent. It marks […]

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Christmas Comes Early for Markets as Key Risks Get Taken Out

In this article It started last Friday, with a blowout U.S. jobs report that beat all expectations. Then in quick succession late Thursday investors got news that the guns will be holstered in the U.S.-China trade war, and that Britain is lifting itself out of the quagmire of a hung parliament. Suddenly, all the worries about a global recession, yet […]

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US job growth roars back in November, with 266,000 added

US private sector jobs growth slows in November U.S. company payrolls rose by 67,000 in November, according to the latest ADP report. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti with more. U.S. hiring surged in November, as the economy added 266,000 jobs and unemployment returned to a half-century low, a sign the U.S. is powering through a global slowdown. Continue Reading Below The payroll number easily topped the estimate […]

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Apple touts US job growth despite China trade tensions

China is a net positive for Apple: Gene Munster Loup Ventures Managing Director Gene Munster on why despite the risks exposure to China is ultimately a positive for Apple. As concerns continue about the direction of the U.S economy, Apple touted its contributions to the U.S. economy in updated employment statistics on Thursday, noting that it now employs or contributes to […]

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Thinking of Leaving Your Job? Make Sure Your 401(k) Won't Take a Hit

Job-hopping is a fairly common practice today, especially since the employment market is healthy and strong. If you've been with the same employer for quite some time, you may be inclined to pick up and explore opportunities elsewhere. But before you go that route, you'll need to make sure it doesn't hurt you financially — especially with regard to your […]

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Need a Summer Job? Here's What to Look For.

A summer job can be an opportunity to reset your career. A number of companies have seasonal positions open, and those can lead to full-time, permanent offers — or they can help you gain valuable experience that helps you get hired elsewhere. If you're looking to make a change or try something new, seasonal employment may be an excellent choice. […]

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Graduating job applicants ranked location, starting salary as top priorities, Monster survey shows

It’s graduation season again and Monster on Friday released results from its annual survey to get a better understanding of how soon-to-be graduates are approaching the job search process. (iStock) It's graduation season again and Monster on Friday released results from its annual survey to get a better understanding of how soon-to-be graduates are approaching the job search process. Continue […]

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NY state posts job gains while unemployment remains at 3.9%

New employment data shows New York state added nearly 25,000 jobs last month. Preliminary jobs numbers released by the state Department of Labor on Thursday show there were more than 8.3 million private-sector jobs in New York, an increase of 24,600 or 0.3% compared to the previous month. Continue Reading Below That's the highest number of private-sector jobs in the […]

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Employers add booming 304,000 jobs in January, marking 100th straight month of employment gains

Hiring began 2019 on a strong note as employers added 304,000 jobs in January, marking a 100th straight month of payroll growth and defying the 35-day government shutdown, the U.S. trade war with China and a slowing global economy. The milestone extended the labor market’s record streak of job gains. The unemployment rate, which is calculated from a separate survey of households, […]

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