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  • 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...
  • U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September

    U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September
    U.S. job openings in September grew by 69,000 from the year before to 3.9 million, one of the highest levels since 2008, signaling the economy has continued expanding moderately, the Labor Department reported Friday. Since September 2012, the number...
  • Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low

    Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week to 334,000, close to a five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was down 24,000 from the previous week's revised...
  • Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility

    Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility
    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. About 368,...
  • Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed

    Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed
    WASHINGTON -- With reporting problems in California and Nevada resolved, new jobless claims last week settled at near a six-year low of 305,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure provides a more accurate sense of the jobs market than the...
  • Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends

    Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell for the third straight week as furloughed federal employees returned to work and the effects of the government shutdown abated, the Labor Department said Thursday. There were 340,000 people who filed for first-...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • California adds 29,100 jobs; state unemployment rate ticks up to 8.9%

    California adds 29,100 jobs; state unemployment rate ticks up to 8.9%
    California employers added 29,100 payroll jobs in August, posting one of the largest job gains in the nation but the unemployment rate still ticked up to 8.9% from 8.7% the month before, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.   Job gains...
  • Labor Department watchdog wants change in way jobs data is released

    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...
  • 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,...
  • Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%

    Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a surprisingly strong 203,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7%, the lowest level in five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The November figure, which beat analyst expectations of...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...