Economic outlook

A woman walks past a boutique with a sale sign, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The state says more than 34,000 Ohioans filed unemployment claims during the last week of May. That is the lowest figure since Ohio's stay-at-home orders depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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June 05, 2020 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy in the wake of the viral pandemic. The May job gain suggests that businesses have quickly been...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
AP
May 08, 2020 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy. The losses, reported by...
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People wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 8, 2020. Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
AP
May 08, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As bad as the April jobs report was, it wasn’t quite as bad as analysts were expecting, which sent U.S. stock index futures and bond yields rising in early trading Friday. The government reported that the unemployment rate spiked to 14.7% last month as job losses swept the country...
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A masked worker at this state WIN job center in Pearl, Miss., holds an unemployment benefit application form as she waits for a client, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However the continuing growth of unemployment demands and now additional assistance for self-employed, church employees, gig workers, and others who were previously ineligible for unemployment assistance has drawn some people to the centers for information and to obtain and submit unemployment benefit applications. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
AP
April 23, 2020 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday. Roughly 26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the five weeks since the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 04, 2019 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Friday after a report showed the U.S. jobs market is still growing enough for the unemployment rate to drop to a five-decade low, even though it's slowing. The report gave some reassurance after a rough week dominated by surprisingly weak numbers on U.S. manufacturing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:48 pm
Technology and health care companies helped U.S. stocks rebound broadly from an early sell-off Thursday, snapping the market’s steep two-day skid. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a loss of more than 330 points to a gain of more than 120 after another disappointing economic report raised...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo a realtor's sign sits outside a house for sale in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 03, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, offering a potential boon to homebuyers amid an uncertain economic outlook. Mortgage rates have been running near historic lows, though average rates for the key 30-year loan showed volatile swings last month. Mortgage buyer...
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A party boat cruises on the river Main with the buildings of the banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 02, 2019 - 5:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of leading think tanks joined the German government and others in cutting its economic forecast for the country on Wednesday, predicting that output will expand only 0.5% this year and 1.1% in 2020. The economic institutes forecast that growth will pick up to 1.4% in 2021...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 01, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank to their worst loss in five weeks on Tuesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation's manufacturing stirred worries about the economy's strength. The report showed that manufacturing weakened in September for the second straight month as President Donald...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Stock trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Technology companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Friday afternoon as investors worry about the potential for another escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The selling, which reversed an early gain, followed a report by Bloomberg saying that the Trump administration...
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