Government, Business

Texas, California, Florida Best States for Job Creation in 2018, Labor Stats Show

Job Creation David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Texas, California and Florida created more than 200,000 jobs in 2018, according to employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Alexandre Tanzi | Associated Press
January 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford’s Global Cost Purge Hits Europe With Thousands of Job Cuts

Ford Trucks Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. said it will cut thousands of jobs, weed out slow-selling variants and potentially close entire factories in Europe, as the carmakers’s global cost-cutting drive targets a region that has been a drag on earnings for years.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2019
Government, Business

Job Openings Slip 3.4% in November to Still-Strong 6.9 Million

Jobs Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
January 8, 2019
Government, Business

Firms Hired Most Workers Since Early 2017, ADP Research Says

Factory Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Companies added the most workers in almost two years to U.S. payrolls in December, exceeding forecasts and signaling that the job market was solid as 2018 came to an end.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

Economists See No Repeat for Strong 2018 Job Gains

Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The final report for 2018 is forecast to show employers added 180,000 jobs in December to cap a 2.45 million annual increase, the most since 2015 — but the monthly estimate is the lowest median projection since last January.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

October Job Openings Rise to Second Highest on Record

hiring sign Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The number of open jobs rose in October to the second highest on record, evidence that U.S. employers remain determined to hire despite ongoing trade disputes and rocky financial markets.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 10, 2018
Government, Business

Businesses Added a Solid 179,000 Jobs Last Month

Manufacturing Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses hired new workers at a solid pace in November, adding 179,000 jobs, according to a private survey.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

Job Openings Drop From Record; Quit Rate Stays Elevated

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

U.S. job openings fell in September from a record in the previous month while Americans continued to voluntarily leave their positions at the highest rate since 2001, Labor Department data showed Nov. 6.

Sarah Foster | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Government, Business

Payrolls, Wages Cool While Unemployment Rate Hits 48-Year Low

Job Chart

While unemployment fell more than forecast in September to 3.7%, the lowest since December 1969, average hourly earnings climbed 2.8% from a year earlier, slowing as projected from a 2.9% advance the prior month.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2018
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added a Solid 163,000 Jobs in August

Cars drive by a help wanted sign at a Cook Out restaurant in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 6, 2018