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...
09/06/14 02:00 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kroger Co. is expected to hire as many as 1,200 people in southwest Ohio as part of a push to add 20,000 employees nationwide. The Cincinnati-based grocer has announced it will increase its employee base in the Cincinnati-Dayton region by 8 percent. A company spokeswoman...
09/05/14 05:30 PM
In recent months, a wide array of U.S. industries added jobs. Almost every sector — manufacturing, retail, financial services and information — notched solid gains. That stopped in August. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The seasonally adjusted...
09/05/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Though U.S. job growth slowed last month, the unemployment rate fell, especially for younger demographic groups. Jobless rates also fell for recent war veterans and for high school graduates and dropouts. Rates held steady or rose for nearly every other group. The overall...
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...
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.
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