Jobless Claims Rise to Three-Month High After Holidays

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to a three-month high last week during a holiday period when claims tend to be volatile, Labor Department figures showed Jan. 11.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2018

US Added Fewer Jobs Than Expected in December

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U.S. payroll gains slowed by more than forecast in December, wages picked up slightly and the jobless rate held at the lowest level since 2000, adding to signs of a full-employment economy.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2018

Companies in US Added 250,000 Jobs in December, ADP Says

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Payrolls at U.S. companies increased in December by the most in nine months, consistent with further progress in the labor market, according to data released Jan. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2018

Jobless Claims Rise by Most Since Storms to Five-Week High

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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits jumped to the highest in five weeks, though the level remained low by historical standards, Labor Department figures showed Dec. 21.

Katia Dmitrieva and Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shippers Ramp Up Hiring in Pennsylvania to Handle Flood of Package Deliveries

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UPS Inc., FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service have sizable operations in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and have ramped up operations by hiring hundreds of seasonal employees to handle an expected surge in holiday orders.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 12, 2017

Job Openings Cooled in October After Climbing to a Record

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U.S. job openings unexpectedly cooled in October from an all-time high a month earlier, still consistent with a solid job market, Labor Department data showed Dec. 11.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2017

Payrolls Rise 228,000 While Wages Gain Less Than Forecast

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The U.S. added more jobs than forecast in November and the unemployment rate held at an almost 17-year low, though below-forecast wage gains suggested the labor market still has slack to absorb.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 8, 2017
Business, Technology

Communication Helps With Driver Hiring, Retention

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Finding and retaining qualified drivers can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but there are some human resources firms offering alternatives to old-fashioned interviews to get them on the road.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017

Filings for Jobless Benefits Show Steady Job Market

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Even with an increase last week, the level of U.S. filings for unemployment benefits indicates steady demand for workers, Labor Department figures showed Nov. 9. The average number of applications filed over the past month was the lowest in 44 years.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%; Trucking Employment Flat


The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017