By Joseph Lawler | 07/03/14 09:48 AM
Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.
07/03/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to 315,000. The four-week...
06/26/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000, the Labor...
06/24/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months. Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada say...
By Associated Press | 06/23/14 07:58 AM
Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/20/14 09:06 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen proclaimed “welcome news” in April: The prospect of a healthy economy was within the medium-term forecast. Fed officials expected the unemployment rate to fall to near 5.5 percent, with inflation stabilizing near the Fed's 2 percent target. The...
By Paul Bedard | 06/18/14 09:26 AM
The decade-long devastation of the print news business, crushed by the sagging economy, the evaporation of classified and display advertising, and a reader shift to digital media, has cost at least 54,200 newsroom jobs in newspapers and magazines alone, according to Pew Research. That figure,...
By Becket Adams | 06/18/14 09:16 AM
U.S. unemployment has fluctuated significantly over the past 40 years, falling and rising again as control of the White House has switched between Democrats and Republicans.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/16/14 11:40 AM
The International Monetary Fund sees a more painful short-term future for the U.S. economy than the U.S. government does. The IMF on Monday projected U.S. growth clocking in at just under 2 percent this year, a significant downgrade from the IMF's projection of 2.7 percent growth last year....
By Joseph Lawler | 06/10/14 11:09 AM
The number of job openings in the U.S. finally regained pre-recession levels in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. There were 4.46 million job openings on the last business day of April, according to the BLS's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the most since...
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