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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

White House: Best New-Jobs Streak Since 1939

In relentless pursuit of good economic news, today’s monthly employment report has given the White House some cause for smiles. American auto industry added 463,100 jobs over 5 yrs; best growth since 90s. June also best auto sales since ’06....

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A forklift operator in Sycamore, Illinois.

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A forklift operator in Sycamore, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

Payrolls grew in 36 states in May. Texas led the gainers, with a 56,400 increase in employment, as Victoria Stilwell reports on the latest state-by-state employment count from the U.S. Department of Labor. Pennsylvania ranked second, with 24,700 added jobs....

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A worker installs power windows on a Daimler AG Mercedes Benz vehicle at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, on May 28, 2014.

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A worker installs power windows on a Daimler AG Mercedes Benz vehicle at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, on May 28, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 172

It was 172 months before May, in January 2000, when the U.S. economy previously added at least 200,000 jobs in four consecutive months. Employers added 217,000 jobs last month to top that threshold for the fourth straight month. The economy...

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Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

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Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

Job Growth: Good News, Finally — Or Is It?

Updated with president at 12:12 pm EDT For the first time in a very long time, the Obama White House has something good to talk about. Instead of a tiring refrain about American employment growing each of the past 45...

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Kaitlin Foran, a senior at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, speaks with a prospective employer at a job fair during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Kaitlin Foran, a senior at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, speaks with a prospective employer at a job fair during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2,028,000

That’s about how many people were newly unemployed in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The 2,028,000 who lost a job last month after holding one in the previous month rose for the third consecutive month, from 1,910,000 in...

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A shopper in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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A shopper in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $427.8 Billion

U.S. retail and food service sales in January fell 0.4 percent to $427.8 billion, according to the Commerce Department. That’s the biggest drop since June 2012. “Slower employment and wage growth the last two months, along with colder-than-normal temperatures, caused...

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