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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
Government, Business

Payrolls, Wages Miss Estimates in New Sign of Downshift

Payroll Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

U.S. hiring missed projections in September and wage gains cooled, offering a warning that the record-long expansion is poised for further slowing even as the jobless rate fell to a half-century low.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2019
Government, Business

Weak Jobs Outlook Echoes Disaster-Hit Months

Jobs Bloomberg News

The last time U.S. payroll forecasts were this low, hurricanes had slammed the country in 2017, temporarily closing businesses. Or go back to 2013 when there was a federal government shutdown.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

Job Growth Misses Estimates in August With 130,000 Increase

Construction site David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Companies’ hiring stumbled in August, likely cementing expectations for a second straight Federal Reserve interest-rate cut as trade uncertainty and softer global growth weigh on the outlook.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2019
Business

Companies Add Most Jobs in Four Months

Job search Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. companies added the most jobs in four months in August while jobless claims stayed low last week, reports showed Sept. 5, suggesting the labor market remains healthy despite a slowdown in manufacturing and global weakness.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019

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