U.S. rebound continues, but slower, report says
NEW YORK — Economists say the U.S. recovery continued during the second quarter of this year with more businesses hiring workers and fewer cutting jobs, but the pace of growth has slowed, a new survey shows. The National Association for Business Economics said its latest survey, to be released today, found that 31 percent of businesses added workers from April to June, the highest level in three years. And 39 percent of those surveyed said they expect to hire more workers over the next six months — the most since January 2008. Manufacturers reported the strongest increase in demand and profitability. The finance, insurance and real estate sectors had the slowest growth.