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Jobless claims slide to four-year low

http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/15/10699859-jobless-claims-slide-to-four-year-low By msnbc.com staff and wire reports  The labor market got some more good news Thursday when the government reported that news claims for unemployment benefits dropped back down to a four-year low.The Labor Department said Thursday that seasonally adjusted new jobless claims fell by 14,000 to 351,000 in the week ended March 10. The… Read More »

Employment grows solidly for third straight month

http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/09/10621372-employment-grows-solidly-for-third-straight-month By msnbc.com staff and wire reports  U.S. employment showed sturdy growth for the third straight month in February, demonstrating that the recovery continues to chug along at a modest pace. The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added a larger-than-expected 227,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent. Economists had expected the economy… Read More »

Private sector adds 216,000 in February

Private sector adds 216,000 jobs in February By Annalyn Censky @CNNMoney March 7, 2012: 9:34 AM ET   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hiring in the private sector picked up in February, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP.Private employers added 216,000 jobs in the month, ADP said, roughly in line with forecasts… Read More »