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Bernanke hints at moves to aid US labour market, recovery


September 1st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has hinted that the central bank might provide further monetary easing steps to improve the US labour market and broader ... Read more...

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US jobless rate holds steady


July 7th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS/EFE) The US unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent last month as the economy created only 80,000 net new jobs, authorities said Friday.Analysts had expected a gain ... Read more...

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US job openings rise


May 9th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) US employers posted more job openings in March in fresh evidence of the recovering job market, the Labor Department has reported. The number of job openings ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate drops in April


May 5th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The US unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1 percent in April despite fewer job gains, the Labor Department said Friday.The reading was generally in line with ... Read more...

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US Fed hints at new steps to boost recovery


April 26th, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday exuded frustration with the slow labor market recovery and hinted that the central bank was poised to take further ... Read more...

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Obama hails positive jobs data


March 10th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday hailed the positive jobs data and said the nation must keep its "economic engine churning".He was speaking at a Rolls ... Read more...

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US jobless claims at lowest level in four years


February 17th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week by 13,000 to 348,000, their lowest level since March 2008, the US Labor Department ... Read more...

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US job openings increased in December 2011


February 8th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) US job openings increased in December 2011, a positive sign of improving job market, the Labor Department reported. The number of job openings in December was ... Read more...

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US economic recovery speeds up: Obama


February 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) US economic recovery was speeding up with the labor market improving, but the nation needed to take more steps to bolster the faltering recovery, President ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate edges down to 8.3 percent


February 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The US unemployment rate edged down to 8.3 percent in January from 8.5 percent in December 2011, the Labour Department said Friday.Total US nonfarm payroll employment ... Read more...

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Obama urges US firms to bring jobs home


January 12th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday urged US companies to invest in America and bring jobs home, calling insourcing jobs a smart strategy."We have heard from ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent


January 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in December, the Labour Department said Friday.The unemployment rate was the lowest since February 2009 when it stood ... Read more...

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Time to step on the gas to bolster US economy: Obama


December 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US should step up efforts to revive its economy even after the private sector has been creating jobs over the past 21 months in ... Read more...

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Drop in US unemployment brings cheer to Obama


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US unemployment rate surprisingly dropped to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two-and-a-half years, bringing good cheer to embattled President Barack Obama, but ... Read more...

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US jobless levels at 7-month low


November 11th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The number of people in US initially applying for unemployment aid last week has hit the lowest level in seven months, a positive sign for the ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent


October 8th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) US nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 jobs in September, but unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent for the third straight month, the Labour Department ... Read more...

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US personal incomes decline


October 1st, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Personal income fell last month for the first time since October 2009, while consumer spending increased 0.2 percent, the US Commerce Department said Friday.Income from wages ... Read more...

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US boosts second-quarter growth estimate to 1.3 percent


September 30th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The US economy expanded at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter, compared with an earlier estimate of 1 percent, the Commerce Department ... Read more...

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Obama to address joint session of the Congress


September 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress on the 7th of September. The president will address the lawmakers on the current US economic situation. ... Read more...

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US labour market, economy remain weak: Fed


August 31st, 2011 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the pace of the country's economic recovery remained slow in recent months, and the labour market conditions continued to ... Read more...

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Obama says that ‘jobs plan’ is in the pipeline


August 16th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Decorah, Iowa, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is on a tour to get his re-election bid on track. The President will be coming up against the Republicans in next ... Read more...

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Obama urges Congress to approve job creation proposals


August 14th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday urged the Congress to act on his proposals to stimulate the economy and create jobs, Xinhua reported."There are things Congress ... Read more...

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US jobless rate dips to 9.1 percent in July


August 5th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) The US unemployment rate edged down to 9.1 percent in July from 9.2 percent in June, the Labour Department said Friday.The non-farm sector added 117,000 new ... Read more...

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US Jobs report says that unemployment rate drops to 9.1%


August 5th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US unemployment rate has dropped to 9.1% after about 117,000 nonfarm jobs were added to the economy in July. The job market performed much better ... Read more...

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US economy shows signs of further weakening


July 30th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS/EFE) US gross domestic product grew at an annualised rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday.While second-quarter GDP came in significantly ... Read more...

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US unemployment rises to nine percent


May 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Despite a net gain of 244,000 jobs last month, the US unemployment rate climbed from 8.8 percent to 9 percent, the labour department said Friday.The number ... Read more...

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Personal incomes, spending rise in the US


March 29th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS/EFE) Personal incomes in the US rose 0.3 percent last month and spending climbed 0.7 percent, authorities said.Consumer spending represents nearly 70 percent of US gross domestic ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate falls to nine percent


February 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The US unemployment rate dropped to nine percent last month, the Labour Department said in a report that surprised most analysts expecting joblessness to remain at or above ... Read more...

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Unemployment rate drops to 9.4


January 14th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Data that was released by the US Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate in the country dropped in the month of December.The 0.4 percent drop ... Read more...

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G20 labour ministers pledge to work against jobless recovery


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) Labour ministers from the world's 20 leading economies pledged to avoid the prospect of a jobless recovery in the coming years after their first-ever summit meeting ended Wednesday. In ... Read more...

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US Congress approves $18 bn jobs stimulus package


March 18th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) The US Congress Wednesday approved a nearly $18-billion package of incentives to revive the struggling US labour market. The Senate approved the HIRE Act by 68-29, sending the ... Read more...

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US Senate approves $15-billion jobs package


February 25th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) The US Senate Wednesday approved a $15-billion package aimed at reviving the sluggish labour market in the US. The Senate voted 70-28 in favour of the legislation, the ... Read more...

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US Senate jobs bill passes key procedural hurdle


February 23rd, 2010 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (DPA) A $15-billion jobs creation package passed a key procedural hurdle Monday in the US Senate, signalling an uneasy truce for a chamber that has been mired in ... Read more...

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US lawmakers offer stimulus deal amid jobs pessimism


February 12th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (DPA) US lawmakers presented a likely deal Thursday on a bipartisan package for reviving job growth after the White House said it expects the US unemployment rate to ... Read more...

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White House pessimistic about job growth in 2010


February 12th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (DPA) The White House Thursday forecast that the US unemployment rate will hover around 10 per cent throughout 2010 as economic growth will not be robust enough to ... Read more...

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