Olivia Rockeman and Reade Pickert

Government, Business

US Jobs Rise Less Than Forecast as Economic Rebound Downshifts

A worker assists diners at a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. A worker assists diners at a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

U.S. job gains slowed in September and many Americans quit looking for work, suggesting the economic recovery is downshifting as the country struggles without a COVID-19 vaccine or fresh government aid.

October 2, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Remain Elevated in Choppy Recovery

A server cleans a table in an outdoor area at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C. A server cleans a table in an outdoor area at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were little changed last week, contrasting with estimates for a decline and highlighting an economic recovery that’s coming in fits and starts.

September 24, 2020