| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week.
There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| Dec 14, 2013
It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits.
This is to those people:
I'm sorry this is happening.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Current Mortgage Rates Affected By Recent Drop in Unemployment
Last week, the November jobs report was released by the Labor Department and was quite a shock for many investors who consistently watch these numbers. Due to the connection between the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
California's economy showed renewed signs of strength last month when employers added the most jobs since October 2012, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Employers created a net 44,300 jobs in November, led by a surge in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:09 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week in the wake of a decline in the inflation rate, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.35% last week.
But the trend Thursday was once again toward higher rates.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:27 AM
While the federal government was shutdown, Florida and South Florida's unemployment rate was dropping and the state was adding jobs, according to new data released Friday by the state.
Florida's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in October -- the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:48 AM
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...