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Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January
The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent. The jobs figure was in line with expectations. It’s a decent number, enough to keep pace with population growth, but not enough to mak…
Wal-Mart Pledges To Hire 100,000-Plus Veterans
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job. The plan is expected to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retai…
Fewer Seeking Jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell to nearly a four-year low last week, an encouraging sign of continued improvement in the job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000. That&…