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Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 3-Month Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 3-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength. Read More »

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in January, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rise, but the underlying trend suggested no shift in labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up, but not enough to suggest a worsening job market. Read More »

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the economy may be slowing after a strong finish last year. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Firming Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Firming Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook. Read More »

Private Employers Add 175,000 Jobs in January

Private Employers Add 175,000 Jobs in January

Private employers added 175,000 jobs in January, close to analysts' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor shows. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rises more than expected in the latest week. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose marginally last week, but the underlying trend suggests the labor market continues improve. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 2,000 last week, a sign that layoffs are weighing less on the job market and economic growth. Read More »

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam. Read More »

Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. Read More »

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly clear an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt. 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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls for a second week last week. Read More »

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

One man's opinion. And it's a strong one.

Only those who believe in Santa Claus could think the employment situation is getting better, says this career coach. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market. Read More »

As Extended Unemployment Benefits Wane, Founder of Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors Issues Call to Action

As Extended Unemployment Benefits Wane, Founder of Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors Issues Call to Action

12 tips of Christmas for the jobseeker

With extended unemployment benefits coming to an end, the founder of a peer support group for the jobless issues a call to action. Read More »

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