Government, Business

Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not so Good About Trump

Trump sitting Bloomberg News

Almost six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are feeling fairly optimistic about their jobs, the strength of the U.S. economy and their own fortunes. That should be welcome news for the president, except for one thing: The public’s confidence largely appears to be in spite of Trump, not because of him.

John McCormick | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2017
Government, Business

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June After Shedding 700 in May

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June Texas Lars Plougmann/Flickr

The nation’s for-hire trucking companies decreased their payrolls by 1,400 people in June, even as total U.S. employment increased by 222,000 positions.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017

Data on Private Hiring Suggest Job Market Is Moderating

Bed, Bath, and Beyond hiring Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Companies adding fewer workers to U.S. payrolls in June than the prior month indicates the job market may be cooling after outsized gains earlier this year, data from the ADP Research Institute showed July 6.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

Job Openings Hit Record High in April, Topping 6 Million

Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News

An increase in U.S. job openings in April to a record high indicates demand for workers remains strong in the world’s largest economy while the supply is tightening, a Labor Department report showed June 6.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2017

Trucking Industry Payrolls Dip by 100 in April

Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

For-hire trucking lost 100 jobs in April, while overall payrolls increased by 211,000, the Labor Department reported May 5.

May 5, 2017

Trucking Industry Boosts Payrolls by 10,600 in February


For-hire trucking added 10,600 jobs in February, while overall payrolls increased by 235,000, the Labor Department reported March 10.

March 10, 2017

Trucking Industry Loses 1,400 Jobs in January, Labor Department Reports

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

For-hire trucking lost 1,400 jobs in January, while overall payrolls increased by 227,000, the Labor Department reported Feb. 3.

February 3, 2017

In May, US Employers Added Fewest Workers in Almost Six Years

Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policymakers to put off an increase in interest rates.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2016

Job Openings Increase in January to 5.54 Million

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Job openings outpaced hiring in January, consistent with further improvement in the U.S. labor market.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2016

4.6 Million Jobs Needed In Transportation Sector Over Next Decade, Report Says


Transportation sector employers, including those in the trucking industry, will need to hire and train more than 4.6 million workers to address market needs, employment turnover and retirements over a period from 2012 to 2022, a federal report unveiled Aug. 24 found.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 24, 2015