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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels. 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's franchise owner denies Leobardo Meza was fired for activism

A McDonald's worker in San Diego has been fired. And activists are saying it's because he gave a homeless man a hamburger. 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 »

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 »

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

A survey shows U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, a sign of only modest improvement in hiring. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Reading Clouded by Processing Snafu

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Reading Clouded by Processing Snafu

The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell sharply last week but much of the decline appeared due to technical problems in claims processing. Read More »

100 Walmart Protesters Reportedly Arrested In 15-City Strike [UPDATED]

100 Walmart Protesters Reportedly Arrested In 15-City Strike [UPDATED]

Organizers and activists are calling for a minimum annual salary of $25,000 for full-time employees.

Walmart workers and activists are planning strikes in 15 cities. But will they have any impact? 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 »

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Read More »

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

With millions of unemployed competing for jobs, many Americans are returning to school to learn new skills that will hopefully lead to a new job. With college expenses on the rise, however, pursuing a four-year degree may not be financially feasible for many of them. But there a plenty of good-paying jobs... Read More »

Home Care Aide Tells What Really Goes On At Work

Home Care Aide Tells What Really Goes On At Work

It's one of the fastest growing fields and requires no special training or degree, but it has some significant downsides. Read More »

Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

Working in coal mines can bring to mind dirty and dangerous labor. But for more than century, it often was lucrative. Joe Caudill, who worked as a roof-bolter in an underground coal mine in Knott County in eastern Kentucky, brought home $105,000 last year, after factoring in overtime pay. But Caudill and... Read More »

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