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  • U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases

    U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases
    Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
  • U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April

    U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April
    WASHINGTON — The labor market heated up last month, producing a bumper crop of 288,000 new jobs — the most in more than two years — and easing fears that a winter slowdown in hiring foreshadowed another downturn in the uneven recovery....
  • Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown

    Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown
    Weak economic growth in the first three months of the year was mostly due to temporary factors such as the weather, and the recovery should pick up the rest of the year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday. "With the...
  • Why the drop in the unemployment rate isn't the good news we need

    More jobs were created in April than forecasters expected, and unemployment nationally dropped to 6.3%, the lowest it's been since 2008 in the early going of the Great Recession. You’d think that would be good news. But there are numbers, and then...
  • Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Another look at the April jobs report: Why is the workforce shrinking?

    Scott Martelle's Opinion L.A. post about Friday's employment report argues that there's something ugly bubbling beneath the sharp decline in the unemployment rate. I agree with him on the big picture but disagree on how the pieces fit together. For...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • Unemployment unchanged from January

    Unemployment unchanged from January
    February's unemployment in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Florida, remain unchanged from January numbers, which were revised slightly upward for last month, the state said Friday. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent; Palm Beach...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March
    The U.S. labor market emerged surprisingly strong from the severe winter, with employers hiring at a brisk pace and the jobless rate holding near a five-year low. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising by 197,000 in February,...