| 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
| 5:42 PM
WASHINGTON — The job market weakened in September amid a slowdown in key growth engines such as healthcare and leisure — a worrisome sign given that the employment picture probably worsened this month with the partial federal government...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped last week as fewer federal workers applied for benefits, but the figures remained inflated by the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The total number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims last week held roughly steady at near a six-year low as reporting problems caused by computer upgrades in California and Nevada appeared to be fully resolved, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting.
Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Layoffs appear to be easing as the number of people who filed for unemployment claims last week dropped by 10,000 to 316,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday.
The number of initial unemployment claims has decreased in six of the last seven...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
The private-sector labor market heated up significantly last month as companies added 215,000 jobs, the most in a year, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economic recovery, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure beat economists'...
| 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."
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims plunged to below 300,000 in the week ending Saturday, but some economists expressed doubt about the steep drop of 23,000 .
The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of initial...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:10 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...