| May 6, 2015
| 5:50 AM
Private-sector job growth surprisingly slowed again in April, with businesses adding just 169,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday.
Economists had been expecting ADP to report a gain of 205,000 jobs after a...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:46 PM
As far as job growth goes, early 2015 hasn't exactly been gangbusters.
March was another case in point.
After two months of fair-to-middling job growth, the Lehigh Valley's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in March, hitting 5.7 percent....
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:24 PM
Two years have apparently made a big difference for Palm Beach County's most vulnerable citizens. Significantly fewer of them are living on the streets.
According to a just-released biennial count conducted by the county's Public Affairs Department, the...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Maryland employers shed about 5,700 jobs in March, a month when the nation experienced its weakest job growth since 2013, according to estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The March losses followed seven consecutive months of...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 2:46 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut employers added 4,000 jobs in March, a strong rebound from February, when the state's workforce shrank by thousands, the state Department of Labor said Monday.
Connecticut has added 27,100 jobs in the past year. The state'...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families.
It's disheartening that so many Americans...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:05 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped last week from a 15-year-low amid renewed concerns about job growth, but remained below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market
There were 281,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:15 PM
The Hampton Roads unemployment rate in February was better than a year earlier, but the labor force contracted, according to Virginia Employment Commission.
Hampton Roads, like all other metro areas in Virginia except for Blacksburg, saw its...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 5:26 PM
The sharp retreat in hiring last month to the slowest pace in more than a year reflects lost economic momentum in the U.S. — and may make the Federal Reserve more reluctant to start raising interest rates as early as June.
The Labor Department...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:50 AM
After months of strong job growth, hiring in March slowed sharply to its weakest level in over a year.
Employers added 126,000 net new jobs last month, just half of what economists had forecast and ending a yearlong streak of 200,000-plus job gains a...