| 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 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 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Last month, Maryland saw its strongest hiring since 2010, a sign the state's long lackluster labor market may be starting to rev into motion.
Employers added an estimated 11,000 jobs in December, driving the state's unemployment rate down a tenth of a...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years.
Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market.
It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:22 PM
Job growth in 2014 was the strongest it has been in Connecticut since 1998, with 26,700 net new jobs, according to a preliminary estimate from the state Department of Labor.
In 1998, the state's employers added 28,300 jobs.
In December, payrolls grew by...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:11 PM
South Florida comes in dead last of the 100 largest metro areas when it comes to finding a good-paying job in science, technology, engineering and math in an affordable community, a new study reports.
Part of the reason is the cost of housing in...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:09 AM
Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to their highest level in four months, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 316,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, up 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:39 PM
U.S. employers felt so secure about the economy's potential that this fall they advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years, according to the latest government data.
U.S. organizations were looking to fill nearly 5 million positions available on...