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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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Surge, Erasing Prior Weeks' Declines

Weekly Jobless Claims Surge, Erasing Prior Weeks' Declines

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, reversing the prior three weeks declines. Read More »

Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a hopeful sign for the labor market recovery. Read More »

10 Ways Hiring Could Change By 2025

10 Ways Hiring Could Change By 2025

Better jobs, more satisfied people, leading to a more productive economy

Future hiring will be motivated by factors that will directly contribute to greater worker satisfaction and a better economy overall. 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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Read More »

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined largely as expected last week. 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 »

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