u.s. economy

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 7-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in seven years. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Snap 3-Week Upward Trend

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Snap 3-Week Upward Trend

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening. Read More »

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April and the unemployment rate dived to a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but trends point to improving labor market conditions. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to a private survey, a positive sign the economy may improve after a sluggish start this year. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week. Read More »

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

The long slow, slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty that many have experienced in landing a new position remains. As the Labor Department reported, employers added 163,000 jobs last month -- far... Read More »

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

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 »

Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Jobs In U.S. And Canada

Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Jobs In U.S. And Canada

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. plans to cut 1,600 positions in North America as it prepares to split its business in two. The Northfield, Ill.-based food company said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate the positions throughout the U.S. and Canada during the coming year. The cuts will be made among its... Read More »

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