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 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.
09/04/14 08:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of fired Wal-Mart workers is fighting a store policy they say leaves them powerless to defend themselves even if their lives are at risk. An attorney for six former employees argued before the Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday that workers shouldn't have to choose...
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...
09/03/14 11:15 AM
BOSTON (AP) — The state's $46 million Web-based system to track unemployment benefits was plagued with problems for months after it launch, frustrating state employees and imperiling residents seeking benefits, according to a newspaper report. The turmoil and frustration was captured in...
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,...
08/26/14 06:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors. The Democrat, locked in one of the nation's most-watched election races...
By Paul Bedard | 08/23/14 08:54 AM
President Obama dropped a grade by rushing back to vacation to play golf after a statement on the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. "Very bad form," said pollster John Zogby.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/22/14 11:00 AM
The Fed chairwoman, speaking Friday at a conference of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., acknowledged that the Fed is nearing a tipping point in its calculation between tightening monetary policy at the risk of creating more unemployment and keeping money too loose for too long.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/20/14 01:27 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment.Â
By Washington Examiner | 08/13/14 04:25 PM
If Obama wants the job market to recover faster, he should stop hanging dead weights on its belt.
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