Paul Wiseman

Government, Business

Producer Prices Jump an Unprecedented 8.3% in August

GM assembly plant Vehicles at a GM assembly plant. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

WASHINGTON — Inflation at the wholesale level climbed 8.3% last month from August 2020, the biggest annual gain since the Labor Department started calculating the 12-month number in 2010.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
September 10, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit a Pandemic Low as Hiring Strengthens

Jobs Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fourth straight time to a pandemic low, the latest sign that America’s job market is rebounding from the pandemic recession as employers boost hiring to meet a surge in consumer demand.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 19, 2021
Government, Business

US Added 943,000 Jobs in July

hiring sign Nam Y. Huh/AP

WASHINGTON — Hiring surged in July as American employers added 943,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% as the U.S. economy continues to bounce back from last year’s coronavirus shutdown.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 6, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Down 14,000 to 385,000 as Economy Rebounds

help wanted sign Nam Y. Huh/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 5, 2021
Government, Business

Factory Output Dips 0.1% in June on Auto Chip Shortage

Nissan factory Vehicles sit on the production line during final inspections at the Nissan Motor Co. manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output slid last month as a shortage of computer chips disrupted auto production.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
July 16, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

US Durable Goods Orders Rise 2.3% in May

Boeing jets sit parked near Boeing's production facility in Everett, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) Boeing jets sit parked near Boeing's production facility in Everett, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose for the 12th time in the last 13 months in May, pulled up by surging demand for civilian aircraft.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 24, 2021
Government, Business

Job Openings Surge to Record 9.3 Million in April

Hiring signs Hiring signs outside a restaurant in McCandless Township, Pa. (Ted Shaffrey/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a record 9.3 million job openings in April with the U.S. economy reopening at breakneck speed.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 8, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 712,000 as Pace of Layoffs Eases

plane in sky U.S. airlines are adding jobs as industry employment extends a rebound from a low in October, when tens of thousands of airline workers were briefly laid off after federal payroll aid expired. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 712,000, the lowest total since early November, evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs amid a decline in confirmed coronavirus cases and signs of an improving economy.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 11, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Tick Up to 745,000 as Layoffs Remain High

Unemployment A shuttered restaurant. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business

Orders for US Durable Goods Climb 3.4% in January

Stoves sit on a display at a Home Depot location in Boston. (Steven Senne/Associated Press) Steven Senne/Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods shot up 3.4% in January, pulled up by surge in orders for civilian aircraft. A category that tracks business investment posted a more modest gain, the Commerce Department reported Feb. 25.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
February 25, 2021

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