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  • U.S. weekly jobless claims were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, up slightly from the 213,000 claims reported for the previous week.

  • During a weeklong job training program, Keith Mitchell, Jr., L, and Isaiah Hall, 21, excitedly look over the class lists of IT certification programs at Metropolitan Community College in North Omaha on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Omaha, NE.  The two of them - one a resident of a homeless shelter and the other a young man living with his great grandmother, would bond over common interests during the week. 

    According to the official count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of the recent employment gains for black Americans occurred during the Obama administration.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Sterling slid to a new 13- month low on Tuesday after a rebound in the dollar and as weaker-than-forecast wage growth offset an unexpected fall in Britain's unemployment rate. The Bank of England has said it wants to see rising wage growth pressures if it is to speed up its planned rate of monetary policy tightening. Sterling fell heavily last week,...

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Weaker-than-forecast wage growth offset an unexpected fall in Britain's unemployment rate on Tuesday, curbing sterling's recovery from last week's 13- month lows. Sterling rose as high as $1.2827, up from last week's low of $1.2723, after official data showed Britain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975 during the second quarter.

  • *UK unemployment rate falls to 4.0 pct, lowest since 1975. *Number of EU nationals working in UK falls at record pace. LONDON, Aug 14- Britain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Britain's unemployment rate fell unexpectedly to a new 43- year low in the three months to June and productivity rose, but there was little upside for most workers as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months. Tuesday's official figures also showed the sharpest annual fall in the number of EU workers in Britain since 1997, continuing a trend...

  • PARIS, Aug 14- France's ILO unemployment rate decreased slightly to stand at 9.1 percent in the second quarter, compared to 9.2 percent in the previous quarter, data from the INSEE national statistics office shows. The ILO jobless rate corresponds to standards set by the International Labour Organisation to measure the percentage of those unemployed.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Americans were less upbeat about Wall Street even as the U.S. unemployment rate hovered near an 18- year low and the economy recorded its fastest growth pace in four years in the second quarter, a New York Federal Reserve survey released on Monday showed. The regional Fed's barometer on consumers' perceived chances of U.S. stock prices increasing...

  • Why the skills gap and job shortage persists

    Mike Rowe, host of "Somebody's Gotta Do It", discusses why the U.S. has so many job openings in fields such as construction and manufacturing, and not enough people to fill them.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 10- Canada unexpectedly added 54,100 jobs in July and the unemployment rate dipped to equal a record low 5.8 percent, but analysts said the data were weaker than they appeared and played down talk of a rate hike next month. "While a lot of the attention is going to go to the fact that this was a very large increase in headline employment, it is not nearly as...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 10- The Canadian economy unexpectedly added 54,100 jobs in July on strength in part-time hiring and the unemployment rate dipped to equal a record low 5.8 percent, Statistics Canada data reported on Friday. The report looked set to boost market speculation that the Bank of Canada, which has raised rates four times over the last year as the economy...

  • CANADA JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.8 PCT VS 6.0 PCT IN JUNE.

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    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.

  • *China unveils retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods. *U.S. job growth slowed in July, unemployment rate dipped. NEW YORK, Aug 3- The U.S. dollar was steady against a basket of peers on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July, but tightening labor market conditions supported investors' expectations for two more interest rate...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July as employment in the transportation and utilities sectors fell, but a drop in the unemployment rate suggested that labor market conditions continued to tighten. With manufacturing payrolls increasing by the most in seven months, the moderation in hiring reported by the Labor Department on...

  • Decline in black unemployment rate continues on trend from Obama years: National Urban League CEO

    Marc Morial, National Urban League CEO and former Mayor of New Orleans, and Joe Watkins, former White House aide to President George H.W. Bush, join the 'Power Lunch' team to discuss how the unemployment rate is looking this month.

  • The leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and business services industries led job gains for the month of July, besting laggards like government and utilities.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls increase 157,000 in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July as employment in the transportation and utilities sectors fell, but a drop in the unemployment rate suggested that the labor market was tightening. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 157,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • Customers pass an advertisement for a 'Closing Down' sale at a Toys 'R' Us Inc. retail store.

    Jobs gains were short of expectations, and economists are pointing at the closing of retail chain Toys 'R Us for most of the miss.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls increase 157,000 in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July likely due to companies' struggles to find qualified workers and the unemployment rate declined, pointing to tightening labor market conditions. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 157,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.