Josh Boak

Government, Business, Fuel

US Adds 145,000 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 3.5%

Job seekers at a career fair Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers downshifted their hiring in December, adding 145,000 jobs as consumer spending appeared to aid gains in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 10, 2020
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added 202,000 Jobs in December

Job seekers at a career fair Lynne Sladky/AP

BALTIMORE — U.S. companies added 202,000 jobs in December, led by robust hiring in construction, trade, transportation and utilities, according to a private survey.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Manufacturing Activity Falls to Lowest Level in Decade

GE Manufacturing Solutions in Fort Worth Diesel locomotives stand on the final assembly line at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing activity fell to the lowest level in more than a decade, as the sector was hurt by weakening demand and last year’s global economic slowdown.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 3, 2020
Government, Business

US Home Sales Tumbled 1.7% in November

Home for sale sign in North Carolina A home for sale sign is seen Oct. 17, 2019, in Orange County near Hillsborough, N.C. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Home-buying slumped in November, with some Americans priced out of the market by rising prices or constrained by a shortage of sales listings.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
December 19, 2019
Government, Business

US Housing Starts Climbed 3.8% in October

Housing Starts A construction crew works on an already sold new home in north Dallas. (LM Otero/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — U.S. home building jumped 3.8% in October, a positive sign for the overall economy as developers anticipate steady demand.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 19, 2019
Government, Business

US Added a Solid 128,000 Jobs in October Despite GM Strike

Job applicant Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused several thousand workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 1, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: US Businesses Added Slight 125,000 Jobs in October

Job applicant Lynne Sladky/AP

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses added a mere 125,000 jobs in October, a slowdown in hiring driven in part by job cuts in manufacturing and construction.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 30, 2019
Government, Business

US Adds Solid 224,000 Jobs in June

Construction worker on jobs site A worker atop a building under construction in Hillsborough, N.C. (Gerry Broome/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
July 5, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: Modest Job Gains in June Hint at Slowing Economy

Line of people at job fair Job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla., on June 4. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 102,000 jobs in June, a possible turning point that could signal a coming increase in the unemployment rate.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
July 3, 2019
Government, Business

Home Construction Rises 1.5% in October

Home Construction David J. Phillip/Associated Press

U.S. home construction improved 1.5% in October, but in a troubling sign, groundbreakings for single-family houses fell.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 20, 2018

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