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The dearth of job candidates has led some states to swing into action to alleviate the labor shortage.(AP representative image)

US job growth misses all estimates; unemployment rate at 6.1%

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:42 PM IST
US job growth unexpectedly softened in April from the prior month as employers found it difficult to attract workers, a development that’s holding back momentum in the labor market.
A signs reads "Now Hiring" at a Safeway grocery store in Seattle.(AP File Photo )
A signs reads "Now Hiring" at a Safeway grocery store in Seattle.(AP File Photo )

From child care to Covid-19, rising job market faces obstacles

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Nearly 2.5 million women lost jobs and stopped looking for work during the coronavirus pandemic. In most cases, experts say, it was because so many children were suddenly stuck at home
Nonfarm payrolls surged by 4.8 million jobs in June, the most since the government started keeping records in 1939.(AP)
Nonfarm payrolls surged by 4.8 million jobs in June, the most since the government started keeping records in 1939.(AP)

US job growth roars back, but Covid-19 resurgence threatens recovery

Washington, United States | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Record spikes in new coronavirus infections in large parts of the country, including Arizona and the highly-populated states of California, Florida and Texas, have forced several jurisdictions to scale back or pause reopenings, and send some workers back home.
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