| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:16 AM
California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data.
The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, down from 7.3% last month. That's still...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession.
Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Job growth in the United States continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 209,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.
Economists had expected an increase of about 230,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, up from...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:17 AM
After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate.
| 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 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday.
The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:24 AM
Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, the lowest level since January, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.
The figure was below analyst expectations for 210,000 net new jobs. ADP also revised down its April estimate by 5,...
| 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...