Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: labor

Unemployment rises in more than half of U.S. metros

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose last month in more than half of the nation’s largest metro areas, driven higher by weak private-sector hiring and natural disasters. The unemployment rate increased in 210 metro areas in May, the Labor Department said ...

Read More »

Unemployment aid applications stuck at high level

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits hardly changed for a second straight week, stuck at a high level that points to a slowing job market. Weekly unemployment benefit applications ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 427,000 ...

Read More »

Companies pulled back on job postings in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses advertised fewer jobs in April than the previous month, a sign that hiring could remain weak in the coming months. Employers posted 3 million job openings, down from 3.1 million from March, the Labor Department said ...

Read More »

Employers added 54K jobs, rate ticks up to 9.1 pct

WASHINGTON — Employers hired only 54,000 new workers in May, the fewest in eight months, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent. The Labor Department report offered startling evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing, hampered by high gas ...

Read More »

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain stuck at a level that signals weak job growth. The number of applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 422,000, the Labor Department ...

Read More »

Unemployment fell in April in most metro areas

WASHINGTON — The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation’s largest cities in April. The unemployment rate dropped in 339 metro ...

Read More »

More people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks and evidence that the job market is still sluggish. The number of people seeking benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 424,000, the ...

Read More »

Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of the nation’s states, adding to evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 39 states ...

Read More »

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply for the second straight week, suggesting the job market is slowly recovering. The Labor Department says applications for benefits dropped 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 409,000. ...

Read More »