| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:25 AM
Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery.
About 320,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:57 AM
Initial jobless claims declined more than expected last week, falling back below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market.
About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down from 304,000 the previous week, the Labor...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Construction has shown more robust job growth in Metro Orlando during the past year than any other area of employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
One of the region's hardest-hit industries during the housing crash and the Great...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:50 AM
U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work.
The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health.
The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:55 AM
The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday.
The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:08 AM
Private-sector hiring cooled last month, with employers adding a still-solid 213,000 net new jobs, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday.
The figure, a closely watched indicator of the labor market, was down from an upwardly revised...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:38 PM
Record new hires in the transportation and warehouse jobs buttressed the Lehigh Valley employment picture.
The region's December unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent – the fifth straight month of declines. The region's rate decreased 0.2 of a...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:48 AM
Initial applications by Americans for unemployment benefits surged last week to their highest level since early January, although economists said the sharp jump wasn’t cause for concern.
Signs point to an improving job market and the increase...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:22 AM
In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...