Government, Business

Employers Added 528,000 Jobs in July

construction workers Construction workers unload sheet rock at a building under construction in New York City on Aug. 4. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

WASHINGTON — America’s hiring boom continued last month as employers added a surprising 528,000 jobs despite raging inflation and rising anxiety about a recession.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 5, 2022

House Panel Approves WIOA Bill

U,S, Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) are shown during a panel hearing April 5. (Education and Labor Committee via YouTube)

Legislation meant to facilitate access to employment opportunities and training for certain job seekers recently was approved by a U.S. House panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2022
Government, Business

US Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast; Unemployment Rate Falls

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U.S. employers added fewer jobs in December than forecast, while the jobless rate fell below 4% and wages jumped, adding to evidence of a tight labor market that’s expected to help spur Federal Reserve interest rate liftoff as soon as March.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2022
Government, Business

IHS Markit Services Employment Gauge Dips Into Contraction

IHS Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News

A gauge of employment in U.S. service industries pointed to job losses for the first time in almost a decade, adding to signs of a cooling labor market.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2019
Government, Business

Employment Costs Rise 0.7% in First Quarter

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U.S. employment costs held up at a steady pace in the first quarter as wages firmed, signaling some buildup of inflationary pressures that could still spur pickups in otherwise-muted price gauges.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2019
Government, Business

250,000 Jobs Added; Pay Growth Fastest Since 2009

People filling out papers Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The final major economic report before the Nov. 6 congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Companies Add More Workers Than Forecast

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Companies in October added the highest number of workers in eight months to U.S. payrolls, topping estimates and signaling the job market remains solid, according to data released Oct. 31 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2018

Jobless Claims Tick Up as Labor Market Remains Tight

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The U.S. labor market still is signaling progress even with an increase in filings for unemployment benefits the week of June 19.

June 29, 2017

Employment Costs Rise Less Than Forecast on Benefits

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U.S. employment costs climbed less in the fourth quarter than forecast, reflecting steady wage growth and the smallest advance in benefits in more than a year.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2017

Jobless Claims Decline for a Third Week in Past Four

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the past four, showing a resilient labor market.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2016