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

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
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