Labor economy

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Loredana Gonzalez, of Doral, Fla., fills out a job application at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections, the...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo cargo is unload from trucks at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Labor Department issues data on productivity in the third quarter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the third quarter, a slowdown from the previous quarter but still better than the lackluster gains of the last decade. Labor costs accelerated but remained at a low level. The rise in productivity in the July-September...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, the logo for General Motors decorates the entrance at the site of a GM information technology center in Roswell, Ga. General Motors is trying to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The company made the offer Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, to salaried workers with 12 or more years of service. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
October 31, 2018 - 1:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The company made the offer Wednesday to salaried workers with 12 or more years of service. The announcement comes on the same day that GM reported a $2.5 billion third-...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a healthy gain that suggests businesses can still find workers even with the unemployment rate striking 49-year lows. Payroll processor ADP said that employers added jobs in manufacturing, retail, and...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo a long line of unsold 2018 QX60 sports utility vehicles cast long shadows at an Infiniti dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Commerce Department issues its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 29, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose by an inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent in September, led by increased spending on health care services and motor vehicles. The Commerce Department also says that the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation returned to the central bank's 2 annual...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, dozens of family members and friends of four women who authorities say were killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, gather for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas. The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas, where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases, disciplined employees more over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets declined Monday, after China injected extra money into its cooling economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 08, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Monday as investors responded to the weekend decision from the Chinese monetary authorities to reduce the amount of capital that banks are required to hold, a move that stoked concerns that the world's number 2 economy is struggling in the face of the tariff...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, Fernando Haddad, flashes a victory sign to supporters during a campaign event with women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Haddad has promised to cut income taxes for workers making less than $1,216 a month and raise taxes on the rich for offset a drop in revenue. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
October 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians will go to the polls Sunday at a time when the economy is only slowly recovering from a prolonged recession and more than 13 million people remain out of work. Here is a look at the main economic issues at stake: ___ PENSION REFORM President Michel Temer had hoped...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a bilingual help wanted sign for Auto Zone, a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is posted outside the store in Canton, Miss. Another healthy picture of hiring is expected when the U.S. government issues its September jobs report Friday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast. The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, the opening bell hangs above the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 05, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking Friday as investors continue to worry about rising bond yields and interest rates. The Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, which makes it more likely rates will keep rising. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has...
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