jobs

Government, Business

US Sheds 701,000 Jobs, Ending a Record Hiring Streak

A pedestrian walks by a closed barbershop in Michigan on April 2. A pedestrian walks by a closed barbershop in Michigan on April 2. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

A recordlong streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
April 3, 2020
Business

US Businesses Add 183,000 Jobs in Sign of Pre-Virus Health

Chef and trainee at Inspiration Kitchens in Chicago Chef Samara Henderson (left) works with trainee Anthony Redmond at Inspiration Kitchens in Chicago on Jan. 29, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs last month, a solid gain that shows the economy was largely healthy when the coronavirus outbreak spread farther around the globe.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
March 4, 2020
Government, Business

Employers Post Fewer Jobs in November

Employment sign Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
January 17, 2020
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added 202,000 Jobs in December

Job seekers at a career fair Lynne Sladky/AP

BALTIMORE — U.S. companies added 202,000 jobs in December, led by robust hiring in construction, trade, transportation and utilities, according to a private survey.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 8, 2020
Business

Truck Makers, Suppliers Slash Jobs by the Thousands as Orders Dry Up

International HX Series truck A Navistar International Corp. International HX Series truck sits at company headquarters in Lisle, Ill. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg)

North America’s biggest truck makers and their suppliers are firing thousands of workers as orders dry up amid a glut of big rigs.

December 18, 2019
Government, Business

US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs

Job applicants in line Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 6, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: Businesses Added Just 67,000 Jobs in November

Now Hiring sign Tim Boyle/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 4, 2019
Government, Business

US Added a Solid 128,000 Jobs in October Despite GM Strike

Job applicant Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused several thousand workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 1, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: US Businesses Added Slight 125,000 Jobs in October

Job applicant Lynne Sladky/AP

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses added a mere 125,000 jobs in October, a slowdown in hiring driven in part by job cuts in manufacturing and construction.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 30, 2019
Business

Americans Are Unhappy at Work After Years of Economic Gains

A worker shapes and drills a wooden tap handle A worker shapes and drills a wooden tap handle at the Hankscraft AJS manufacturing facility in Random Lake, Wis., on June 27, 2019. (Patrick Mouzawak/Bloomberg News)

The economy has added millions of jobs and pay gains have accelerated in recent years, but Americans aren’t crazy about their work.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2019

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