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​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Read More »

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April and the unemployment rate dived to a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to a private survey, a positive sign the economy may improve after a sluggish start this year. Read More »

Plenty Of  Work At The Bottom

Plenty Of Work At The Bottom

Recovery has added far fewer higher-paying jobs

Four years after the Great Recession, there are more jobs than ever at the bottom of the pay scale, but far fewer than before in higher-paying occupations. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years. Read More »

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear. Read More »

ADP: Employers Add 191,000 Jobs in March

ADP: Employers Add 191,000 Jobs in March

U.S. companies picked up the pace of hiring in March, signaling the dampening effects of harsh winter weather on job growth may be fading, a report shows. Read More »

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

U.S. job growth rose more than expected in February, which could ease fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic growth. Read More »

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Read More »

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

Employers added 130,000 jobs in October, lower than economists expectations for the month, a report shows. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 6-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 6-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a near six-year low last week, hinting at a pick-up in job growth in early August. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week in a sign the U.S. labor market continues to improve at a moderate pace. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped more than expected last week to its lowest level in four months, a possible sign that hiring could pick up in July. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, although the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation's job market. Read More »

U.S. Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in June; Jobless Rate Stays at 7.6%

U.S. Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in June; Jobless Rate Stays at 7.6%

Employers added 195,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said Friday, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as more people entered the workforce. Read More »

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Rise Above Forecasts in Latest Week

Jobless Claims Rise Above Forecasts in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but not enough to signal a material shift from the recent pace of moderate job growth. Read More »

Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

By Madeline Will NEW YORK -- More employers in the United States plan to hire workers next quarter than in any period since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a survey by Manpower Group, the global employment services giant. Manpower's quarterly survey released Tuesday found most employers around the... Read More »

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