Articles Tagged 'unemployment'

GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell

Faced with staggering unemployment numbers that are likely to remain elevated through the election, Senate Republicans are reversing their positions on ending a federal plus-up… READ MORE

4.4 million more people filed for weekly unemployment claims

by SYLVAN LANE -The Hill
April 23, 2020
More than 4.4 million Americans filed their first claims for unemployment insurance last week as the U.S. economy bleeds jobs under a lockdown imposed to… READ MORE

US employers went on a hiring spree in December: 312K jobs

by Josh Boak
January 4, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the… READ MORE

Black unemployment rate hits new record low in May

by Pete Kasperowicz
June 1, 2018
The unemployment rate for black workers hit new record lows in May, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Black unemployment fell sharply… READ MORE

U.S. job growth rebounds modestly; unemployment rate hits 3.9 percent

by Lucia Mutikani
May 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/2-year low of 3.9 percent… READ MORE

February Jobs Report Comes in Huge: Trump Adds 313,000 Jobs

by by John Carney
March 9, 2018
  The American economy added 313,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. Economists had expected 200,000 additions to nonfarm… READ MORE

February Jobs Report Comes in Huge: Trump Adds 313,000 Jobs

by by John Carney
March 9, 2018
  The American economy added 313,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. Economists had expected 200,000 additions to nonfarm… READ MORE

U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Weekly Tally Since 1973

by Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg
January 18, 2018
U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in almost 45 years in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018,… READ MORE

Unemployment rate hit record low in 13 states this year

by REID WILSON
November 19, 2017
Thirteen states this year have seen their unemployment rates drop to the lowest levels ever recorded since the federal government began keeping track of state-level …
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Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.2 Percent

by Sho Chandra
October 6, 2017
The number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010, reflecting major disruptions from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Labor… READ MORE

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