09/05/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months. The...
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/05/14 03:21 PM
President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.
09/05/14 03:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday for the first day this week, led higher by dividend-rich utility and phone companies. Investors bought up the stocks after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August. That boosted demand for bonds and pushed down...
By Paul Bedard | 09/05/14 02:56 PM
The latest employment numbers have been digested by the millennial lobby Generation Opportunity which pegged August unemployment for all aged 18-29 at 15 percent.
By Becket Adams | 09/05/14 01:18 PM
U.S. employers added only 142,000 jobs in August, nudging the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, down from its previous posting of 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 11:35 AM
The economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 percent in the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
By Paul Bedard | 09/05/14 10:32 AM
The latest disappointing jobs report, which showed unemployment creeping up, shows that the economy continues to rely on cheap and temporary labor, according to a key financial analyst.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 03:38 PM
The average American family's finances continued to suffer long after the recession ended and the recovery began, new data show.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 12:49 PM
SEIU expected protests to be held in 150 cities.
09/04/14 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years. Applications for unemployment aid rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The...
09/03/14 02:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 newly laid-off workers over the next...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 12:04 PM
A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.
08/28/14 04:28 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
08/28/14 09:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:23 PM
Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.
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