Government, Business

Senate Confirms Eugene Scalia to Become Next Labor Secretary

Eugene Scalia Scalia by Cliff Owen/AP

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 26 confirmed Eugene Scalia to become the country’s next Secretary of Labor.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2019
Government, Business

Senate Committee Advances Labor Nominee Scalia to Chamber Floor

Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia speaks during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2019. (Associated Press/Cliff Owen)

Eugene Scalia’s nomination to become the next Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration was advanced by a U.S. Senate committee Sept. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2019
Government

Senate Committee to Vote on Labor Nominee Eugene Scalia Sept. 24

Eugene Scalia Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia speaks during his nomination hearing on Sept. 19. (Cliff Owen/AP)

A Senate panel on Sept. 24 will consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia to become Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2019
Government, Business

Employment Costs Rise Less Than Expected in Second Quarter

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Employment costs rose less than estimated in the second quarter as worker pay raises held steady while benefit gains decelerated, suggesting inflation pressures remain muted.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2019
Government, Business

Labor Participation at Full Employment, Study Shows

Employees at Best Buy Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. labor market doesn’t have much more room to tighten, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco that examines trends in the number of Americans who are either working or looking for jobs.

Sarah Foster | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2018
Business

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%; Trucking Employment Flat

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The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%, Trucking Employment Flat

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The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

Truckers Key to Job Growth, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Says

Alexander Acosta John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The trucking industry can play a major role in creating quality apprenticeship programs that could teach the skills needed to put some of the nation’s nearly 7 million job seekers to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government

Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in July; Fed Signals Plans for Third Interest Rate Hike

Consumer David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices posted a slight gain in July, with higher costs for medical care and clothing offsetting declines for hotel stays and consumer cellphone plans.

August 11, 2017