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U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy. Read More »

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work.

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work. 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 Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week in line with the recent moderate pace of jobs growth. 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 »

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 »

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump, A Worrisome Sign For Economy

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump, A Worrisome Sign For Economy

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week at the fastest pace in six months, a worrisome sign for the economy which has been hit by government austerity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits jumped by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the... 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 »

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession. 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 »

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 »

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

Jin Lee/Bloomberg By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy. The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... 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 »

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