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Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 370K

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.

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Citigroup to Eliminate More Than 11,000 Jobs

Citigroup says it will eliminate more than 11,000 jobs. The bank says it's looking to cut expenses and improve efficiency.

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Fewer Seek Jobless Aid as Storm Distorts Data

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted 410,000 last week, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.

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Superstorm Sandy Pushes US Jobless Claims to 439K

Superstorm Sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week, the highest level in 18 months.

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US Employers Post Fewest Jobs in 5 Months

U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated.

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South Dakota's jobless rate dropped slightly in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
South Dakota's jobless rate dropped slightly in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Slight Drop in State’s Jobless Rate

Unemployment in South Dakota dropped slightly from August to September, ending the month at a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.4 percent.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says South Dakota's jobless rate has remained relatively stable during the first three quarters of this year, holding at 4

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 388K

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months.

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Fewest Americans Since February 2008 Seek Jobless Aid

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to 339,000 last week, the lowest level in more than four years. The sharp drop offered a hopeful sign that the job market could pick up.

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US Jobless Rate Falls to 7.8 Pct., 44-month Low

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.

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Romney: Jobs Report a Hangover After Obama Speech

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the latest disappointing jobs report shows President Barack Obama's policies are not working and the country deserves new leadership.

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