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The strength of the US’s labour market recovery has sat at the heart of Fed chair Janet Yellen’s case for higher interest rates. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Hiring by US employers slowed last month to the weakest pace since 2010, clouding the economic picture and dealing a blow to the prospects for a Feder(...)

Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to a six-month high last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labour market ami(...)

US job growth surged in December and employment for the prior two months was revised sharply higher, suggesting that a recent manufacturing-led slowdo(...)

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended October 3rd. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tigh(...)

Employment gains in July were concentrated in service industries.

US employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an improving economy that could op(...)

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained at levels consistent with a strengthenin(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook luncheon in Providence, Rhode Island, US, on Friday, May 22nd, 2015. Yellen said she still expects to raise interest rates this year if the economy meets her forecasts, with a gradual pace of tightening to follow. (Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the US Federal Reserve Chair rekindled expectat(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC . Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil (...)

Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen holds up a copy of the Federal Reserve’s 100th Annual Report as she testifies during a US Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,. Photograph: Saul Loebsaul/Getty

US employment accelerated in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than six-and-a-half year low of 5.5 per cent, signs that could encourage the(...)

Petrol prices tumbled 9.4 per cent, the biggest drop since December 2008, after declining 6.6 per cent in November

US consumer prices recorded their biggest decline in six years in December and underlying inflation pressures were benign, which could bolster the cas(...)

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