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

Job Openings in May Ease for Second Month

Jobs Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Job openings unexpectedly cooled in May for a second month, signaling a pause in demand for workers ahead of a surge in June payrolls growth that indicates a still-robust American labor market.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2019
Government, Business

US Adds Solid 224,000 Jobs in June

Construction worker on jobs site A worker atop a building under construction in Hillsborough, N.C. (Gerry Broome/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
July 5, 2019
Government, Business

Wage and Job Growth Are Slowing, New Report Warns

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. labor market is showing further signs of a slowdown, according to new data from Glassdoor. Job openings in the U.S. increased just 1.4% from the same period last year, according to the employment site’s June 2019 Job Market Report.

Luke McGrath | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2019
Government, Business

Drop in Jobless Claims Latest Sign of Strong Labor Market

TT file photo

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined the most in five weeks in another sign the jobs market remains strong, underscoring the outlook of Federal Reserve officials.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2019
Government, Business

US Payrolls, Wages Cool as Trade War Weighs on Economy

Jobs Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News

U.S. employers added the fewest workers in three months and wage gains cooled, suggesting broader economic weakness and boosting expectations for a Federal Reserve interest-rate cut as President Donald Trump’s trade policies weigh on growth.

June 7, 2019
Government, Business

Companies Add Fewest Jobs Since 2010, ADP Data Show

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Companies in May added the fewest U.S. workers in any month since 2010, suggesting a potential pullback in the labor market amid weakness in some parts of the economy.

June 5, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit Five-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market

Jobless Claims Getty Images

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly dipped to a five-week low, offering a fresh sign the job market remains historically tight amid other mixed signals on the economy.

May 23, 2019
Government, Business

Jobs Top Forecast at 263,000 Gain, but Wages Miss Estimates

Jobs Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

The U.S. economy accelerated its rebound from a recent soft patch as unemployment unexpectedly fell to a fresh 49-year low amid strong hiring and cooler-than-projected wage gains, suggesting the hot labor market can extend its run.

May 3, 2019
Government, Business

Employment Costs Rise 0.7% in First Quarter

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

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