Government, Business, Logistics

Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected to Four-Week Low

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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

Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
October 16, 2018
Government, Business

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%, Trucking Employment Flat

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The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Government, Business

US Economic Growth ‘Slight to Moderate’ in Recent Weeks

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Economic growth in recent weeks ranged from “slight to moderate” across the U.S. central bank’s regional districts as wages and inflation remained generally subdued, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Jobless Claims in US Resume Decline Amid Tight Labor Market

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The U.S. labor market remains a bright spot in the economy as fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, with hiring managers decrying a scarcity of available workers, Labor Department data showed June 8.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2017

Jobless Claims Remain Low Even With Biggest Rise in a Month

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U.S. jobless-benefit claims remain low despite an increase last week, with the labor market otherwise exhibiting signs of continued tightening, Labor Department data showed June 1.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2017

Jobless Claims Decline for a Third Week in Past Four

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the past four, showing a resilient labor market.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2016

Trucking Adds 3,400 Jobs in August, Department of Labor Reports


For-hire trucking added 3,400 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9% as total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, the Labor Department reported Sept. 2.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2016

For-Hire Trucking Gains 1,700 Jobs in July

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For-hire trucking gained 1,700 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%, the Labor Department reported Aug 5.

Transport Topics
August 5, 2016

Trucking Loses 2,400 Jobs in March


Trucking lost 2,400 jobs in March, while the jobless rate crept up to 5% as more people entered the workforce, the Labor Department reported April 1.

Staff and Wire Reports
April 1, 2016