09/18/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor...
By John Stossel | 09/16/14 02:44 PM
America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.
By Washington Examiner | 09/15/14 08:13 AM
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a new report projecting that labor force participation has not hit bottom yet.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 02:53 PM
The Empire Center, a nonpartisan think tank in New York, released a report suggesting that New York has lagged behind the rest of the nation in making new millionaires.
09/12/14 04:30 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 6 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,961 from the previous week's total of 2,237. For the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/12/14 12:57 PM
An underappreciated aspect of inflation, in my view, is how it allows real wages to fall.
09/11/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June....
09/09/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 10:33 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings held steady in July at just under 4.7 million.
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.
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