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Five states, including some crucial to Trump, just hit all-time low unemployment rates

Five states, including some crucial to Trump, just hit all-time low unemployment rates

Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina set news bottoms according to data that goes back to 1976.

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September unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, a 50-year low, as payrolls rise by 136,000

September unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, a 50-year low, as payrolls rise by 136,000

The jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 3.5%, matching a level it last saw in December 1969.

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Odds are increasing the jobs report could disappoint after weak numbers earlier in the week

Odds are increasing the jobs report could disappoint after weak numbers earlier in the week

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect nonfarm payrolls increased by 145,000 in September.

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Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report is more likely now to disappoint

Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report is more likely now to disappoint

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 145,000 in September.

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US weekly jobless claims rise less than expected

US weekly jobless claims rise less than expected

The data pointed to strong labor market conditions that should continue to support a moderately growing economy.

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Job growth falls short of expectations as August payrolls rise just 130,000

Job growth falls short of expectations as August payrolls rise just 130,000

The increase fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, as expected.

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Private payroll growth way above Wall Street estimates despite recession fears

Private payroll growth way above Wall Street estimates despite recession fears

Company payrolls surged well above Wall Street estimates and at a time when fears have been growing about a looming recession.

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US weekly jobless claims increase marginally

US weekly jobless claims increase marginally

First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, in line with the prior week's number of claims.

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US weekly jobless claims increase slightly

US weekly jobless claims increase slightly

The Labor Department on Thursday said 215,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits during the week of August 24, up from 211,000 the prior week.

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US weekly jobless claims rise more than expected

US weekly jobless claims rise more than expected

First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 214,000 for the most recent week, up slightly from the 209,000 claims reported for the previous week.

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