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 »
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 »
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 »
.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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
By Lucia Mutikani
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid.
The Labor Department said on Friday that the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, according government data on Thursday that suggested a mild improvement in the labor market.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, the... Read More »