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 »
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 »
By Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits surged last week, although the figures may have been distorted by seasonal factors.
The Labor Department says applications rose by 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. The increase reversed a big drop the previous week. Read More »
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment aid last week fell to its lowest level since mid-May, suggesting layoffs are easing and hiring could pick up.
The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »
Even casual observers of business news have likely noticed that the federal government spews out information about the nation's economy and its people at a seemingly unstoppable pace.
From weekly reports on initial claims for jobless benefits to monthly reports on prices, employment, goods production and... Read More »
Fed up and ready to bolt from your job? You're not alone. A recent online survey shows that nearly half of workers are considering quitting this year.
But given last week's dismal jobs numbers, it's worth asking, "Are they crazy?" Read More »