| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 280,000 people filed for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants.
It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.
Initial claims for state...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.
The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year.
The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:27 AM
Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market.
About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:40 AM
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch.
In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits....