Government, Business

October Job Openings Rise to Second Highest on Record

hiring sign Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The number of open jobs rose in October to the second highest on record, evidence that U.S. employers remain determined to hire despite ongoing trade disputes and rocky financial markets.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
December 10, 2018
Government, Business

Businesses Added a Solid 179,000 Jobs Last Month

Manufacturing Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses hired new workers at a solid pace in November, adding 179,000 jobs, according to a private survey.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

Job Openings Drop From Record; Quit Rate Stays Elevated

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. job openings fell in September from a record in the previous month while Americans continued to voluntarily leave their positions at the highest rate since 2001, Labor Department data showed Nov. 6.

Sarah Foster | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Government, Business

Payrolls, Wages Cool While Unemployment Rate Hits 48-Year Low

Job Chart

While unemployment fell more than forecast in September to 3.7%, the lowest since December 1969, average hourly earnings climbed 2.8% from a year earlier, slowing as projected from a 2.9% advance the prior month.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2018
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added a Solid 163,000 Jobs in August

Cars drive by a help wanted sign at a Cook Out restaurant in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
September 6, 2018
Government, Business

ADP Survey: US Companies Add 219,000 Jobs in July

Woman filling out job application next to Help Wanted sign Alan Diaz/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 219,000 jobs in July, a private survey found, a robust total that suggests employers still are able to find the workers they need despite the low unemployment rate.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Editorial

Editorial: Influx of Talent on the Horizon

It’s our hope that the executive order President Donald Trump signed last week to create the National Council for the American Worker will lead to an influx of new talent across the industry’s spectrum — from behind the wheel to behind the scenes.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2018

Trucking Industry Posts Big Job Gains in March

Trucks in Wisconsin lot IAmMr200/Getty Images

March was a busy hiring month for trucking, as the industry added 6,700 jobs and transportation and logistics companies added 9,800 positions, according to the U.S. Labor Department monthly jobs report.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2018
Government, Business

Stocks Rise on Mediocre Jobs Report

Job applicants in line Jim Young/Bloomberg News

U.S. stocks rose and Treasuries declined as reports showing a gain in consumer sentiment and a rise in manufacturing offset a mediocre August employment report.

Bloomberg News
September 1, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Rail Hub in North Carolina Expected to Create 1,500 Jobs

CSX Train Timothy Vogel/Flickr

An intermodal CSX rail hub proposed for Rocky Mount will bring 1,500 jobs to North Carolina.

August 7, 2017