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
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall, Hitting New 49-Year Low

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped, falling to the lowest level since October 1969, as the tight labor market showed little sign of easing.

April 11, 2019
Government, Business

US Job Openings Tumble in February

jobs Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

The number of available jobs in the United States fell sharply in February after reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit on hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
April 9, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low, Below All Forecasts

Jobs Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, dropping to the lowest since December 1969, as the labor market tightened further.

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

Investors Leery of Sharp Downturn in Labor Market

Jobs Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News

Investors were on edge a year ago for signs the U.S. labor market was overheating. Now they’re primed for the opposite.

April 4, 2019
Government, Business

US Firms Post Weakest Job Growth in 18 Months, ADP Says

Jobs Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. companies added the fewest workers in March since late 2017 as construction and manufacturing cut jobs, according to a private report that signals potential weakness in employment ahead of the monthly Labor Department data April 5.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Driver Shortage Presents Opportunity for Immigrants

David Goldman/Associated Press

The United States and Colorado are facing a truck driver shortage, a daunting economic prospect as the vast majority of goods in the country are transported over the road.

Jackson Barnett | The Denver Post
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected to Four-Week Low

Jobs Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell more than expected to a four-week low, as the labor market tightens further following the end of a five-week government shutdown.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Government, Business

Hiring Plunges to 20,000 as Wage Gains Top Estimates

Job Fair Getty Images

U.S. hiring was the weakest in more than a year while wage gains were the fastest of the expansion and the unemployment rate fell, a possible sign that America’s jobs engine is starting to slow down. Treasuries rose while the dollar and stock futures fell.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2019