| Nov 10, 2013
When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit chat.
They're trying to figure out how old she is.
"They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Halloween 2013 is in the rearview mirror, but two shows keep the spooky shenanigans going.
"Blacula: Young, Black and Undead"
I haven't seen the 1972 blaxploitation classic that shares a title with Reginald Edmund's new horror-comedy for Pegasus...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:49 AM
A Labor Department watchdog has called for a change in the way sensitive weekly jobs data is released to the public, recommending an end to the long practice of giving information to journalists first.
The decades-long "lockup" method, in which...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said.
Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:42 AM
WASHINGTON — First-time jobless claims surged last week to a two-month high after plunging to near a six-year low the previous week, highlighting the volatility of the data during the holiday season, the Labor Department said Thursday.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims last week held roughly steady at near a six-year low as reporting problems caused by computer upgrades in California and Nevada appeared to be fully resolved, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July -- led by hiring in restaurants and retail stores.
Economists had been projecting higher growth based on encouraging economic indicators showing that housing is rebounding quickly, consumer confidence is...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week to 333,000 but the average over the past month dropped to its lowest level since 2007, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus.
Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The country's labor market recovery was uneven last month with unemployment rates rising in 28 states and falling in eight, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Monday's data show that 11 states and the District...