RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Unemployment Rate

A collection of news and information related to Unemployment Rate published by this site and its partners.

Top Unemployment Rate Articles

Displaying items 121-132
  • Businesses added 200,000 jobs in July, most this year, ADP reports

    Businesses added 200,000 jobs in July, most this year, ADP reports
    WASHINGTON -- Business hiring picked up steam this month, with private employers adding a stronger-than-expected 200,000 net new jobs for the biggest monthly gain of the year, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday. The widely watched report also...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 5½-year low of 326,000

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 5½-year low of 326,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly plunged last week to their lowest level since the early days of the Great Recession as the labor market continued to show signs of strengthening. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment...
  • US employers add 162K jobs, rate falls to 7.4 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. But the gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4 ½ -year low of 7.4 percent. The Labor Department says the rate fell from 7.6 percent in June....
  • Five takeaways from July's jobs report

    Five takeaways from July's jobs report
    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...
  • Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007

    Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007
    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...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears
    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...
  • Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight

    Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight
    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...
  • Kansas unemployment up in July

    Kansas unemployment up in July
    Kansas officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in July as more individuals entered the labor force looking for work.     The Department of Labor says that that jobless rate rose to 5.9 percent in July, up from 5.8 percent in June. The...
  • Take filled job postings down

    Job hunting is tough. Networking with friends and colleagues to see if someone knows someone who might know something about an open position in your field takes time. Writing strong cover letters to prospective employers about your desire to fill a job...
  • Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low

    Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week, to 336,000, but remained near their lowest level since 2007. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 323,...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown

    Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
  • After lackluster jobs report, White House warns of shutdown's effects

    After lackluster jobs report, White House warns of shutdown's effects
    WASHINGTON -- After a lackluster September employment report, a top White House official warned Tuesday that the partial government shutdown led the labor market to worsen this month and probably cost the economy "a decent number of jobs." Jason Furman,...