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The jobs market, like the weather, cooled in December. Employers added fewer positions than expected in December, even as elsewhere (and certainly in the stock market) optimism about the economy seemed to improve. What’s more, the unemployment rate rose slightly

U.S. market indexes were mixed on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18268.50 for a loss of -12.53 points or -0.07 percent. The S&P 500 was higher, closing at 2160.77 for a gain of 1.04

U.S. market indexes ended the week higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18543.53 for a gain of 191.48 points or 1.04 percent. The S&P 500 was also higher, closing at 2182.87 for a gain of

Good news is finally good news. Stocks rallied Friday after the latest employment report showed a second consecutive month of solid jobs gains and a pickup in wages. The Dow popped more than 150 points. The Nasdaq rose 1% and

OTTAWA : Canada unexpectedly shed jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate higher even as fewer people were looking for work, and a lackluster gain in exports in June raised questions of whether the central bank’s outlook was too sunny.

America’s job market remains one of the few bright spots in the economy. The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%. It far surpassed expectations of economists surveyed by CNNMoney, who had predicted

U.S. employment likely increased at a healthy clip in July, with wages picking up, which should help to underpin consumer spending and boost the economy. The Labor Department’s closely-watched employment report on Friday will probably show that nonfarm payrolls increased

Wall Street’s drought may be about to end. The American stock market is on track to set its first record high in more than a year. The S&P 500 needs to advance just 0.2% at Monday’s opening bell to surpass

U.S. job growth surged in June as manufacturing employment increased, more evidence the economy has regained speed after a first-quarter lull, but tepid wage growth could see the Federal Reserve remaining cautious about hiking interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased by