Labor economy

FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seekers walk into the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for October. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 17, 2017 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Employers added jobs in nine states in October, and cut them in three, the Labor Department said Friday. Steady hiring has driven down unemployment in most states...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, an Uber App is displayed on a phone in London. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal Friday Nov. 10, 2017 ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady dismissed an appeal Friday from the company in a closely watched decision that is expected to have broad implications for the so-called gig economy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
November 10, 2017 - 8:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company's drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad implications for the so-called gig economy. The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a lower...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly to a still-low 239,000 last week. Meanwhile, the four-week average fell to a fresh 44-year low, evidence that the job market remains healthy. The Labor Department says that applications for...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Asian markets slipped on Monday as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs figures dented sentiment. Investors were also keeping an eye on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia, where he is expected to discuss North Korean nuclear issues with leaders in the region.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 06, 2017 - 3:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets generally slipped Monday as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs figures dented sentiment. Investors were also keeping an eye on U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Asia, where he is expected to discuss North Korean nuclear issues. KEEPING SCORE: European...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Asian stocks were drifting Friday in holiday-thinned trading as investors digested news about the Fed's next chief and a U.S. tax cut plan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 03, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Another spurt higher for Apple and other technology stocks helped the Standard & Poor's 500 set a new record on Friday, and the index closed out an eighth straight week of gains. It was another mostly calm day for markets after a report showed that the U.S. job market...
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In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, photo, a potential job candidate takes a flyer from a human resources representative at a Target store in Dallas. The U.S. government issues the October jobs report, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 03, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September. The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, from 4.2 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday. But the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Asian stocks were drifting Friday in holiday-thinned trading as investors digested news about the Fed's next chief and a U.S. tax cut plan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 03, 2017 - 8:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world were solid Friday ahead of monthly U.S. jobs data and as investors continued to welcome the appointment of Jerome Powell as the next head of the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent to 13,479 while Britain's FTSE...
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November 01, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year. The main trade group for U.S. airlines predicts that 28.5 million Americans will fly over a 12-day period around the holiday, an increase of 3 percent over last year. Airlines for America officials said Wednesday that the Sunday after...
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The sun casts long shadows as poeple walk along a street in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Monday Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 31, 2017 - 9:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy is enjoying its strongest period of growth since a short-lived bounce-back following the global financial crisis. Official figures released Tuesday showed that the single currency bloc, which is made up of 19 countries, was 2.5 percent bigger in the third quarter...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments must ensure that pro-business reforms create economic benefits for everyone if the changes in worker protections are to find acceptance. Draghi said in a speech Wednesday that a perception that growth isn't...
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