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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 05, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Detroit News. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Repeal right-to-work at our own risk Democrats want to force workers to pay union dues against their will once again as they make repealing Michigan’s right-to-work law one of their first legislative targets when they take...

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the November jobs report

Dec. 02, 2022 14:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly nine months, the Federal Reserve has relentlessly raised interest rates to try to slow the U.S. job market and bring inflation under control. And for just as long, the job market hasn’t seemed to get the message. The November employment...

Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain

Dec. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday that the U.S. economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very strength of a new jobs report showed that high inflation remains a recession threat. At the White House, the president signed an emergency...

US employers are hiring briskly even in face of rate hikes

Nov. 04, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers kept hiring vigorously in October, adding 261,000 positions, a sign that as Election Day nears, the economy remains a picture of solid job growth and painful inflation. Friday’s report from the government showed that hiring was brisk across...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Nov. 03, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for jobless benefits fell slightly last week with the U.S. job market remaining resilient in the face of rising interest rates and persistent inflation. Unemployment claims for the week ending Oct. 29 fell by 1,000 to 217,000 from 218,000 the previous...