Employment figures

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a sign advertises job opportunities at Harry's Pizzeria in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 17, 2020 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level. The Labor Department reported Friday that the job openings number for November was down by 561,000 from the October level of 7.36 million. Some economists took...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair in Miami. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 10, 2020 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo the New York Stock Exchange is framed by the columns at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 10, 2020 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street after giving up early gains. The government's latest report on the jobs market showed a slowdown in hiring last month, but the number was solid enough to cement Wall Street's view that the job market is holding up. The report also...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair in Miami. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 10, 2020 - 1:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market appears to be entering 2020 on a solid footing. Economists expect that Friday's jobs report will show job gains of 160,000 in December, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5%, according to the data provider FactSet. But key in the report will be...
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A Chinese investor reads a newspaper as she monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 10, 2020 - 1:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to finish at 23,850.57. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 6,929.00. South Korea's Kospi...
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Specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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January 09, 2020 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in big technology companies including Apple sent major U.S. stock indexes to more record highs on Wall Street Thursday. Investors were relieved that the United States and Iran appear to be stepping away from the edge of war. The U.S. and China also sign their “Phase 1” trade...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo Dan Villegas stocks items in preparation for a holiday sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for December. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 07, 2020 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew more quickly in December than the previous month, a sign that the economy's steady expansion should continue. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index rose to 55, from 53.9 in November. Any reading above 50 signals...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Shares are climbing in Asia following modest gains on Wall Street despite caution over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 07, 2020 - 2:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks rebounded Tuesday following modest gains on Wall Street, despite caution over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. U.S. officials were bracing for Iran's response to the killing by a U.S. drone of its most powerful general, Qassem Soleimani. Noting heightened...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stock markets are falling Monday, Jan. 6 while oil and gold prices are rising as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran. Markets have been roiled since Friday after the U.S. killed Iran's top general. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 06, 2020 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold touched its highest price in nearly seven years Monday as investors sought safety amid worries that rising U.S.-Iran tensions could lead to war. Stocks in Asia and Europe retreated as dollars flowed out of riskier investments, but the U.S. market shook off its morning losses to...
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The sun rises over the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, on a misty Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 03, 2020 - 3:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate ticked up to 4.9% in December as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy showed some signs of economic weakness, though it remained generally robust. The Federal Labor Agency said Friday that the unadjusted jobless rate, the headline figure in Germany...
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