Emma Kinery

Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Rises to Three-Month High

A driver returns a fuel nozzle to a gas pump at a Chevron gas station A driver returns a fuel nozzle to a gas pump at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose to a three-month high in early April as optimism about job growth and wage expectations more than outweighed decades-high inflation.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2022
Government, Business

Companies Added 455,000 Jobs in March, ADP Reports

Jobs Workers sew fabric for furniture at the Craftmaster Furniture manufacturing facility in Hiddenite, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

Employment growth at U.S. companies in March advanced strongly, indicating higher wages are helping firms fill a near-record number of vacancies.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2022
Government, Business

US Initial Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Since 1969

Jobs A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell last week to the lowest since 1969 as demand for labor far exceeds supply and rampant inflation keeps the incentive to work high.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2022
Government, Business

Job Growth More Than Forecast in February, ADP Data Shows

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U.S. companies in February added more jobs than forecast as COVID-19 cases dropped and restrictions eased, encouraging more Americans to work.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2022
Government, Business

Initial Jobless Claims Fell Last Week by More Than Forecast

Initial Jobless Claims Fell Last Week by More Than Forecast A worker welds a lawnmower frame at a factory in Coatesville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell last week by more than forecast, continuing an overall downward trend as the labor market recovery continues.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2022
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Drops to Five-Month Low in February

Consumer confidence Americans are experiencing the highest inflation since the early 1980s, which is well outpacing wage growth. (Jin Lee/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence fell in February to the lowest since September as expectations for growth and financial prospects softened amid decades-high inflation.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2022
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Rise, Concentrated in a Few States

Jobless Claims Rise, Concentrated in a Few States A worker welds an aluminum pontoon at a production facility in Elkhart, Ind. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose for the first time since mid-January, mainly concentrated in a few states in the South and Midwest, while most others declined.

Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
February 17, 2022