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3 Talking Points From the March 2014 Jobs Report

3 Talking Points From the March 2014 Jobs Report

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Jobless Rate Rises To 7.6%, With More Workers Entering Labor Force

Jobless Rate Rises To 7.6%, With More Workers Entering Labor Force

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in May, a sign that the economy was growing modestly but not strong enough to convince the Federal Reserve to scale back the amount of cash it is pumping into the banking system. The United States added 175,000 jobs last month, just above the median... Read More »

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. Read More »

Employers Add Far Fewer Jobs In April Than Forecast

Employers Add Far Fewer Jobs In April Than Forecast

Private-sector hiring slowed again in April as companies added the fewest employees in seven months, the latest sign the economy is encountering a soft patch Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, offering reassurance that the bottom is not falling out of the labor market despite signs of slower growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally Last Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally Last Week

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, which could further allay fears of a major setback in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 352,000 the Labor Department said on... Read More »

Despite High Unemployment, Number Of People Quitting Is Soaring

Despite High Unemployment, Number Of People Quitting Is Soaring

By Vivian Giang People are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the pre-recession era, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - known as JOLTS -- published by The Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report says that 2.16 million people quit their jobs in the latest data, which... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Raising Hope Of Stable Economy

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Raising Hope Of Stable Economy

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped, the Labor Department said on Thursday, with the jobless claims showing the largest weekly decline since mid-November. Read More »

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The official unemployment rate excludes a lot of people. What happens if you add up everyone who wants a job? Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims At Four-Month High, Cast Shadow Over Labor Market

U.S. Jobless Claims At Four-Month High, Cast Shadow Over Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months last week, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam in March. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000, the highest level... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but probably not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Point To Improving Labor Market

U.S. Jobless Claims Point To Improving Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week, but a trend reading dropped to its lowest in five years and pointed to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall For 3rd Straight Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall For 3rd Straight Week

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing jobless claims fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 344,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall To Near 5-Year Low

Jobless Claims Fall To Near 5-Year Low

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week and a trend reading hit a near five-year low, pointing to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- The average time Americans spent unemployed dropped a record 2.8 weeks in January ... but hold the applause. The reason is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits so they stopped looking for work, experts said. Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims At 5-Year Low, Job Market Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims At 5-Year Low, Job Market Healing

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to its lowest since the early days of the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

10 Careers With Rock-Bottom Unemployment Rates

10 Careers With Rock-Bottom Unemployment Rates

The sluggish economy has many workers anxious about job security. Yet despite the nation's high 7.8 percent unemployment rate, there are careers out there with jobless rates so low as to nearly guarantee a job to anyone qualified to work in those fields. What kinds of jobs are they? Of the 10 listed here,... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 335,000, the lowest level since January 2008, the Labor... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Inch Up As The New Year Starts

Weekly Jobless Claims Inch Up As The New Year Starts

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but seasonal volatility makes it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market's health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 371,000, the Labor... Read More »

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