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Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers

NEW YORK — People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that’s pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent. Dance studio owner Andrea Bisconti has experienced the challenge firsthand. When Kellie Love, an ...

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5 mysteries of US job market

Christine Atwell, left, with Curtis Media Group, speaks with Nicole Chambless, a junior at High Point University, during the school's career day at the Slane Student Center in High Point, N.C. The government’s monthly jobs report, to be released today, will shed some light on questions about the health of the U.S. job market, but probably won’t settle them. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Just how healthy is the U.S. job market? Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report. Will millions without jobs who aren’t looking ...

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5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

WASHINGTON — Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead. Hiring in March was close to the economic recovery’s steady but hardly explosive monthly average ...

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Weekly US jobless aid applications drop to 343K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week ...

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Bernanke calls job market weak despite gains

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. job market remains weak despite three months of strong hiring and that the Federal Reserve’s existing policies will help boost economic growth. Bernanke’s comments Monday to a group of economists in Arlington, ...

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Fewer seek unemployment aid, tying a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. And in another reassuring sign for the economy, wholesale inflation remains mild outside of higher gas prices. Applications for unemployment aid ...

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Unemployment apps hover near low levels

WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Job market improves modestly as unemployment falls

WASHINGTON — The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found reasons for optimism — or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery. The nation added 80,000 jobs. ...

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