| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again.
The report could also give the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:39 AM
California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- It took more than four years, but the economy last month finally recovered all the millions of private-sector jobs lost in the last downturn.
The March employment report released Friday showed employers added a reassuringly solid 192,000...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- The economy added 175,000 net new jobs last month, a surprisingly robust figure given the bad winter weather, the Labor Department said Friday.
Despite the increase -- the largest in three months -- the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report.
About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February.
About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.
The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery.
About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to 315,000, the lowest level since November, as the labor market showed signs of emerging from a winter chill.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down from 324,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...