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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 »

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 »

Unemployment: What Are the Big Trends?

Unemployment: What Are the Big Trends?

Unemployment rate improves as long-term unemployment persists

These are the big trends in unemployment. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week, but remained elevated. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week amid a computer glitch in California. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, bu getting a clear read on the labor market's health was stifled by a backlog of claims. 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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week but was near its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the U.S. economy. 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 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Economic Recovery Still A Mirage For American Workers

The Economic Recovery Still A Mirage For American Workers

Throughout the 2012 election and into the economic confrontations of 2013, President Barack Obama has frequently referred to the country as being in a "recovery." But a new report released by the Heldrich Center for Workplace Development tells a different story, and challenges the idea that there's yet been... Read More »

U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

The number of U.S. job openings fell slightly in August, a troubling sign for a labor market that is recovering at a painfully slow pace. Job openings -- a measure of labor demand -- dropped to 3.56 million from 3.59 million in July, the Labor Department said on Wednesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor... Read More »

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