| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The unemployment rate may not garner the headlines it did when it was around 10 percent, but the lack of jobs, especially for the younger generation just entering the workforce, will have a long-term and lasting impact on the economy if it isn't...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Americans with advanced degrees are more likely to be higher earners than those with bachelor's degrees or less education, and less likely to be jobless, according to representatives from student loan giant Sallie Mae.
In December, the unemployment...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Companies added 218,000 workers in July, exceeding the average for the year and showing improving demand is bolstering the U.S. job market, a private payrolls report showed today.
The gain this month followed a 281,000 increase in June that was the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:51 PM
For the second month in a row, the Lehigh Valley's labor market has crossed a milestone.
The unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:21 PM
As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search.
The task before them is not an easy one.
There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession.
Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Columnist Paul Carpenter's most recent attack ("A tale of two legislators: the gas-drilling drama") on the thousands of hardworking men and women that make up Pennsylvania's shale industry was offensive and deeply ill-informed.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.
Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that was...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce.
The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:58 AM
El Centro, the largest city in the Imperial Valley and a stronghold of lettuce growers near California’s southern border, has nearly the highest unemployment rate in the country.
Out of a workforce of 79,400 people, 16,700 are unemployed,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday.
The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...