Labor economy

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo a woman prepares a cup of ice cream behind a "Help Wanted" sign at a Dairy Queen fast food restaurant in Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for July. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
September 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high. Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs. The Labor Department said Tuesday that...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Asian shares are mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 10, 2018 - 6:44 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets rose and Wall Street was expected to open higher on Monday, despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new and bigger U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,277, while...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 07, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. After bouncing between modest gains and losses in the morning, the S&P 500 was on pace...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs, and...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Jason Joshua waits on customers at Zak the Baker in Miami. Americans who quit to take new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at a healthy pace in August, emboldened by brisk consumer spending and an economy that keeps growing steadily. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment rate dipped from an already-low 3.9 percent to...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract proposal that would increase the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 06, 2018 - 7:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions...
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September 06, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business hiring fell by more than half in August, the likely result of a shrinking labor pool. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that its small business customers added 21,000 new jobs last month, down from 59,000 in July. That's also less than half the monthly average of...
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FILE- In this June 15, 2018 photo, winter wheat is harvested in a field farmed by Dalton and Carson North near McCracken, Kan. On Thursday, Aug. 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 06, 2018 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Thursday affirmed last month's report that U.S. productivity increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter. The government reported few revisions to the productivity figures released in August. The jump in productivity followed a tepid 0...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 03, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "it is easy to see why unions...
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Esther George, left, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, John Williams, center, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System walk together after Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. (AP Photo/Jonathan Crosby)
August 24, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. Powell added that while annual inflation has risen to near the Fed's 2 percent target rate, it doesn't seem...
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