| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:32 AM
American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report.
With the slowdown in job...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:41 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton businessman who recently pleaded guilty to failing to abide by federal wage standards wound up in federal court in Newport News Thursday to plead guilty to a new set of federal charges.
David L. Merryman, owner of Merryman...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer.
In his request to...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery.
The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:26 PM
California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech.
In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving.
The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook.
Initial claims for state unemployment...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market.
About 283,000 people filed for...