Government, Business

US Initial Jobless Claims Decline for Sixth Consecutive Week

A vendor prepares cotton candy at a food stand in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News) A vendor prepares cotton candy at a food stand in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell for a sixth straight week, consistent with further improvement in the labor market and robust economic growth.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2021
Government, Business

Economists Brace for Another Volatile Monthly Jobs Report

An employee wearing a protective mask assists customers at a department store in Georgia. An employee wearing a protective mask assists customers at a department store in Georgia. (Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg News)

Economists, blindsided by a major miss in April’s U.S. employment report, are now ready for any number of surprises.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Dip Below 400,000 for First Time in Pandemic

Employees sew fabric at a facility in Hickory, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News) Employees sew fabric at a facility in Hickory, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance dipped below 400,000 for the first time during the pandemic as hiring accelerates and the economy strengthens heading into the summer months.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

GOP Offers $928B on Infrastructure, Funded With COVID Aid

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the Capitol on May 27. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the Capitol on May 27. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Republican senators outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal May 27 that would tap unused coronavirus aid, a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s more sweeping plan as the two sides struggle to negotiate a bipartisan compromise and remain far apart on how to pay for the massive spending.

May 27, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Fall Again to New Pandemic Low

A workers puts down a table cloth at a restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A workers puts down a table cloth at a restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell for a fourth consecutive week as more Americans get vaccinated and businesses reopen to eager customers.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2021
Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Falls as Job, Income Prospects Ebb

Shoppers wearing protective masks carry bags in Walnut Creek, Calif., in April. (Bloomberg News) Shoppers wearing protective masks carry bags in Walnut Creek, Calif., in April. (Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in May for the first time this year as Americans were less optimistic about future job and income prospects but at the same time remain upbeat about current conditions.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Roads Busy Again After Pandemic Bring Risk, Experts Say

Road After lighter traffic at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, cars are returning to the roads. (fstop123/Getty Images)

The nationwide lockdowns brought on by the pandemic cleared the roads of many passenger vehicles and helped truckers keep goods moving. However, as passenger cars gradually return, industry experts are considering how those pandemic-era roads affected safety and how drivers will respond once they start getting crowded again.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2021
Government, Business

Initial Jobless Claims Decline to New Pandemic Low

A construction worker walks on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) A construction worker walks on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell last week to a fresh pandemic low, signaling steady improvement in the job market as remaining business restrictions are lifted.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast in Week Ended May 8

A sushi chef works inside a restaurant in Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News) A sushi chef works inside a restaurant in Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell to a fresh pandemic low last week as business confidence strengthens and employers seek to fill more positions left open by restrictions.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021
Government, Business

Job Growth Softens, Misses Estimates

Jobs Steven Senne/Associated Press

U.S. job growth unexpectedly softened in April from the prior month, suggesting that difficulty attracting workers is slowing momentum in the labor market.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2021

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