Olivia Rockeman

Government, Business

Jobless Claims Decline More Than Forecast in Week Ending Oct. 24

A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis. A help wanted sign is displayed outside a car wash in Indianapolis on Sept. 2. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week, suggesting the labor market remains on the path of gradual improvement — while still far from its pre-pandemic health.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2020
Government, Business

US Job Openings Fell in August for First Time in Four Months

A pedestrian walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store in Arlington, Va., in May. A pedestrian walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store in Arlington, Va., in May. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

U.S. job openings declined in August for the first time in four months, pointing to a moderation in pace of hiring as the pandemic drags on.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2020
Government, Business

749,000 Jobs Were Added in September, ADP Report Shows

A bartender prepares a drink at a restaurant during Clemson University's first home football game in Clemson, S.C. A bartender prepares a drink at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C., during Clemson University's first home football game.

U.S. companies added 749,000 jobs in September, a private report showed, indicating the labor market’s gradual rebound is continuing as demand rises from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Consumer Confidence Slumps to Six-Year Low on Job Views

Customers leave a New York shopping mall with bags in tow. Customers leave a Syracuse, N.Y., shopping mall with bags in tow on July 10. (Maranie Staab/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence dropped in August to the lowest since 2014 as consumers soured on employment and business conditions, indicating Americans are becoming despondent amid persistently high joblessness.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2020
Government, Business

Inflation Quickened in July on Costs of Vehicles, Apparel

Customers carrying shopping bags exit from a mall in New York. Customers carrying shopping bags exit from a mall in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 10. (Maranie Staab/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer prices rose in July by more than expected on a jump in auto and apparel costs, though inflation remained broadly muted as the pandemic suppressed demand.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2020
Government, Business

US Industrial Output Surges by Most Since 1959 on Reopening

A worker welds a lawnmower frame. A worker welds a lawnmower frame. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

U.S. industrial production in June posted the largest monthly gain since 1959, indicating manufacturing is stirring to life after coronavirus-related shutdowns.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2020
Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Posts Biggest Increase Since Late 2011

Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. (Emilie Richardson/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence rose in June by more than forecast as optimism increased amid business reopenings, though sentiment remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2020
Business, Safety

Amazon Bargain Days Give Porch Pirates Prime Opportunity

Amazon Prime An Amazon Prime package. (John Zeedick/Associated Press)

Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019