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The economy added 146,000 jobs last month, but it's hard to call the jobs report entirely encouraging.
ADP hopes to make its monthly jobs barometer more accurate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The increase marks a rebound from the previous week's sharp drop. Both swings were largely due to technical factors.
September's CPI report suggests that consumers are losing purchasing power.
After a day of confusion over the latest jobless claims, the department says its numbers are good.
New government data show that the job market remains soft despite recent optimism.
The decline in the jobless rate is not the positive news it may seem to be.
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Europe still threatens recovery, particularly in manufacturing
In December, unemployment was down to 9.4 percent, and 103,000 jobs were added.