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General News Archive - August 06, 2004

WASHINGTON - The Labor Department announces the unemployment figures for July at 8:30 a.m. EDT this morning. Economists are hopeful that job creation picked up. They are forecasting payrolls to grow by around 247,000, which would mark an improvement from the disappointing 112,000 jobs added in June.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.