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US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct.

US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries. Despite the jump, the Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent. But that increase includes some good news: more Americans came off ...

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Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. The figures help illustrate the uneven nature of the economic rebound since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. They also suggest why many ...

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Wyoming losing people because of energy downturn

An oil pump on the side of the road in Wyoming. (Image: Mr Hicks46 via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas prices rebound. “We have to wait for oil and gas supply and demand to rebalance,” Wenlin ...

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Employers add jobs in 30 US states in January, cut in 20

In this March 3, 2016 photo, Georgia Department of Labor services specialist Louis Holliday, left, helps a woman with a job search at an unemployment office in Atlanta. Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs. THE NUMBERS: The unemployment rate fell in 28 states, rose in 8 and was unchanged in 14. The unemployment rate doesn’t always decline even when more hiring occurs, because more Americans may start ...

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Employers add jobs in 30 US states in January, cut in 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs. THE NUMBERS: The unemployment rate fell in 28 states, rose in 8 and was unchanged in 14. The unemployment rate doesn’t always decline even when more hiring occurs, because more Americans may start ...

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UK gas and electricity supplier Npower to cut 2,400 jobs

LONDON (AP) — British gas and electricity supplier Npower says it is cutting 2,400 jobs, a fifth of its workforce, after losing hundreds of thousands of customers and reporting poor financial results. The company, which is owned by German group RWE, said Tuesday that the cuts to its 11,500-strong workforce would hit both directly employed and contract staff. Npower has ...

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AP Poll: Social Security, joblessness top economic concerns

Social Security, joblessness top economic concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on. Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment. Beyond that, though, their lists of top economic concerns for the next president are more fractured, according to a ...

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This week in ND jobs

Permian jobs

Although many companies have cut positions or laid off employees over the last eighteen months, oilfield jobs haven’t dried up completely. Listed below are ten jobs in ND still open and waiting for your application. KLJ Solutions has a number of engineer positions open and recently posted with start dates immediately to early May. One position is located in Bismarck and requires two ...

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Survey: US employers added a solid 205K jobs in January

In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, Nicole Kelly, right, interviews Justin Rushing for a server job at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami. The restaurant group is expanding in South Florida and is hiring for all positions at its restaurants. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in January. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, lifted by robust gains in services and construction and extending a streak of steady hiring, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP said this week that financial services, retailers and professional services firms also hired at a steady pace. The figures suggest that companies focused on the domestic economy ...

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Hiring rises in 36 US states in December

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, job applicants fill out forms during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for December 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

WASHINGTON — Employers added jobs in 36 states last month, led by big gains in California, Texas and Florida, evidence that hiring remains solid nationwide. Low oil prices caused job losses in energy-rich states. THE NUMBERS: The widespread hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 25 states in December, with the sharpest drops occurring in Missouri and Oregon. The unemployment ...

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