California plan will help low-income women train for construction jobs

She likes to say that she slept through the last 13 years of her life, and indeed, much of it is a blur: Abusive relationship. His-and-her arrests for domestic violence. Meth habit. A period of quasi-homelessness. A 37-day stint in jail for petty theft. Now, at 38, Sandra Alvarez says she is awake — and […]

Caterpillar could cut nearly 900 jobs

Caterpillar could eliminate nearly 900 jobs in the US and Central America, the company said on Friday. Job cuts will happen at locations in Texas and Panama as part of a restructuring, a spokeswoman said. Employees were notified earlier this year, she said. The heavy equipment manufacturer also said it is “contemplating the closure” of […]

Dow surges 441 points on strong jobs report

The jobs report was exactly what Wall Street wanted. The Dow surged 441 points, or 1.8%, after the Labor Department reported that the economy gained 313,000 jobs in February. The Nasdaq closed at a record high, gaining 1.6%, and the S&P 500 climbed 1.4%. Investors were watching the Labor Department’s wage growth number closely. Wages […]

Whoa! 313,000 jobs added last month. Here’s where they came from

The jobs recovery is broadening out and benefiting all Americans. There is a lot to like about the stellar February jobs report. But its most impressive takeaway is that people in traditionally blue collar and white collar industries got new jobs last month. Of the 313,000 jobs that were added last month, 92,000 were in […]

Dow surges 400 points on strong jobs report

The jobs report was exactly what Wall Street wanted. The Dow surged 400 points after the Labor Department reported the economy gained 313,000 jobs in February, its best showing since July 2016. The Nasdaq reached a record high, gaining 1.6%. The S&P 500 climbed 1.4%. Investors were watching the Labor Department’s wage growth number closely. […]

Dow surges on strong jobs report

The jobs report was exactly what Wall Street wanted. The Dow surged 161 points after the Labor Department reported the economy gained 313,000 jobs in February, its best month since July 2016. Wages grew a somewhat tepid 2.6% in February compared with a year before. That’s less than economists predicted and slower than the 2.9% […]

Jobs report surprise: 313,000 added in February

American businesses are on a hiring spree. The US economy added a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs in February. That was much stronger than economists expected and the biggest gain since July 2016, according to Labor Department figures published Friday. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. Wages grew 2.6% compared with […]

US economy gained a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs in February

The US economy gained a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs in February. That was much stronger than economists expected and the best showing since July 2016. Unemployment stayed at 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. Wages grew 2.6% in February compared with a year earlier, according to Labor Department figures published Friday.

US economy gained 313,000 jobs in February

The US economy gained a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs in February. Unemployment stayed at 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. Wages grew 2.6% in February compared with a year earlier, according to Labor Department figures published Friday.

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