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

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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
Government, Business, Logistics

Companies Added 183,000 Workers in February

Jobs James MacDonald/Bloomberg News

Companies added fewer workers to U.S. payrolls in February after a burst of hiring in the prior month that was stronger than previously reported, signaling that the labor market continues to underpin what may become the longest economic expansion on record this year.

March 6, 2019
Government, Business

Job Market Off to Healthy Start in January

Job Fair Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Companies added more workers than forecast to U.S. payrolls in January, signaling a healthy start to the year for the job market despite the partial government shutdown.

January 30, 2019
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