| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:32 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:25 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:32 AM
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....
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:13 PM
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.
| Oct 15, 2013
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:29 AM
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,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:42 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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."