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Why more and more in U.S. are returning to work

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are streaming back into an improving labor market as employers raise wages and hire less skilled job candidates to cope with an intensifying worker shortage.

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Hiring, quits hit 9-year highs in December

The number of Americans hired and the total quitting jobs both surged to nine-year highs in December, reflecting a more dynamic labor market that’s starting to push up wages. Job

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Jobs report could get Fed to pull the trigger

Whether the Federal Reserve pulls the trigger on an interest rate hike next month at its final meeting of the year could hinge on how many jobs the U.S. economy

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Jobs, raises, bonuses part of UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

The UAW national council has approved a tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that sets a clear path to full wages for entry-level workers while promising not to outsource work

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Jobs report and Fed rate-hike dance begins anew

The last jobs report, released on the eve of Labor Day weekend, was billed by many as the most important reading on the health of the U.S. employment market since

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Businesses added 200,000 jobs in September

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in September, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, in a possible sign that the government will report that employment growth rebounded after slowing the previous

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Whole Foods cutting 1,500 jobs

Whole Foods (WFM) is cutting 1,500 jobs over the next two months, or about 1.6% of its workforce, as it focuses on its strategy to lower prices for customers, the

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Delta Air Lines giving 14.5% raise to many of its employees

Pay raises are coming for many Delta Air Lines employees. The carrier said Wednesday it will boost base pay by 14.5% for many of its employees. The carrier also will

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New York OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time

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Applications for unemployment benefits fell 6,000 last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, keeping this key indicator of labor market health near historic lows. The

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Employers added 173,000 jobs in Aug., jobless rates falls to 5.1%

Payroll growth slowed in August as employers added 173,000 jobs in a key report that could help the Federal Reserve

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Applications for unemployment aid plunge to 42-year low

The number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits fell to a 42-year low last week in the latest

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Jobless claims rise to highest level since February

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since late February. But the increase

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Robust jobs report could instill confidence

Due to the Fourth of July market shutdown Friday, the monthly employment report dubbed “Jobs Friday” will be renamed “Jobs

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Higher minimum wages chomp into restaurants

Labor’s victories in hiking minimum wages stand to “eat into” restaurant profitability, warns Moody’s Investors Service Thursday, confirming the fears

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Job openings hit 14-year high in April

The number of job openings in the U.S. surged to a 14-year high in April in a sign that job

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P&G cutting more office jobs, up to 6,000 worldwide

Procter & Gamble will cut another 3,000 to 6,000 office jobs worldwide in the next two years, senior executives said

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Jobs report may give Fed pause

For investors, the March jobs report means that the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike could be slowly receding in the

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“Good” March jobs report may not be so good

The markets are gearing up for the all-important jobs report due out Friday. The report will likely show that last

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Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong

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