US Factory Activity Edges Up; Private Payrolls Surge

June 1, 2017

US factory activity ticked up in May after slowing for two straight months and private employers stepped up hiring, suggesting the economy is regaining speed after struggling at the start of the year. The signs of renewed vigor in the economy and labor […]

US Unemployment Benefits Drop 19,000 to 238,000

May 4, 2017

The Labor Department says weekly jobless claims dropped by 19,000 to 238,000, the lowest level in three weeks. The less volatile four-week average edged up by 750 to 243,000. Overall, 1.96 million Americans are collecting unemployment benefits […]

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