02/14/14 02:00 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's economy is growing faster, raising hopes for a sustainable recovery, but that may not be enough to bring sky-high levels of unemployment down anytime soon. The economy of the euro bloc grew 0.3 percent in the October-December period from the previous quarter, the...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/13/14 08:11 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 8,000 last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up. Still, the increase wasn't enough to suggest the job market is worsening.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/12/14 01:50 PM
Over the course of 2013, 53.3 million Americans were hired, and there were 51.4 million total job separations, for a total of 1.9 million jobs created.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/11/14 01:36 PM
In her first public appearance as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen fielded questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday. During the hearing on monetary policy, which was required by law, Yellen addressed questions about her plans for the Fed and...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:16 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder is staffing up, announcing the end of a hiring freeze that the Justice Department made possible by the recent congressional budget deal that "even adds funding" for certain sectors of the department.
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 08:49 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House committee is holding a hearing on a bill to raise New Hampshire's minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
02/10/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday that a pledge by the construction industry to hire more than 100,000 veterans by early 2019 is "a huge deal" that, besides doing right by former service members, will help companies grow and boost the U.S. economy for decades to come. Mrs. Obama...
By Associated Press | 02/10/14 08:45 AM
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 1 decreased from the previous week's total.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/10/14 06:34 AM
The economy's recovery has been unequal, with the top 1 percent of income earners capturing 95 percent of the income gains between 2009 and 2012, according to the most recent Internal Revenue Service data collected by Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez.
By Philip Klein | 02/07/14 03:43 PM
In defending President Obama's health care law in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office finding that it would create disincentives to work, Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, invoked Social Security and Medicare.
By David Harsanyi | 02/07/14 01:31 PM
Obamacare will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. Work hours would be reduced by the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs in 2024, a tripling of the previous estimates.
By Steve Doty | 02/07/14 01:24 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Friday that once Congress agrees on a new debt ceiling increase, it will provide the private sector the security it needs to hire more Americans.
By Sean Higgins | 02/07/14 01:03 PM
The frustrating thing about the Labor Department's monthly unemployment numbers -- at least from my perspective as someone who covers labor issues -- is that the feds actually release six numbers each month, but just one gets any real attention -- and that number happens to be one of the least...
02/07/14 12:30 PM
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets held onto their gains Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report that raised the possibility the Federal Reserve might delay another cut to its stimulus program. The U.S. economy, the world's largest, added only 113,000 jobs in January, far below the 170,000...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/07/14 11:14 AM
The Labor Department's jobs report disappointed for a second consecutive month Friday, bringing the news that the U.S. created just 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent. December's even weaker job report was little revised, from 74,000 to 75,000. Friday’s...
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