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Half of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions

Half of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions Pedestrians passes a sign that reads "Please Support All Small Business" outside a store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg)

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Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Near Pandemic Low as Economy Strengthens

help wanted sign Michael Conroy/AP

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell for a third straight time last week, the latest sign that employers are laying off fewer people as they struggle to fill a record number of open jobs and meet a surge in consumer demand.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 12, 2021
Government, Business

Job Growth Surges Most in 10 Months, Jumping Past Forecast

A worker welds bumpers at a facility in Eugene, Ore. (Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg News) A worker welds bumpers at a facility in Eugene, Ore. (Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg News)

U.S. job growth accelerated in June, with payrolls gaining the most in 10 months, suggesting firms are having greater success recruiting workers to keep pace with the broadening of economic activity.

July 2, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Tick Up to 745,000 as Layoffs Remain High

Unemployment A shuttered restaurant. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Jobs Gain in December Outweighed by Wider Labor Trouble

A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News) A worker preps food at a restaurant in downtown Memphis, Tenn. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. labor market lost jobs in December for the first time in eight months, yet transportation-related businesses showed solid growth, the Labor Department said Jan. 8.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Government, Business

Labor Market Extends Gains, Jobless Rate Declines to 6.9%

Employees sew fabric at a manufacturing facility in Hickory, N.C. Employees sew fabric at a manufacturing facility in Hickory, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. labor market strengthened in October, defying expectations for more subdued gains amid an intensifying pandemic and lack of additional fiscal relief.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2020
Government, Business

Layoffs Remain Elevated as 898,000 Seek Jobless Aid

Economy Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose the week of Oct. 5 to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession that erupted seven months ago.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 15, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobs Rise Less Than Forecast as Economic Rebound Downshifts

A worker assists diners at a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. A worker assists diners at a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

U.S. job gains slowed in September and many Americans quit looking for work, suggesting the economic recovery is downshifting as the country struggles without a COVID-19 vaccine or fresh government aid.

October 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Unemployment Rate Drops by More Than Expected to 8.4%

The unemployment rate in August fell by more than expected. An employee sanitizes the credit card machine at a store in Oak Park, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. labor-market rebound extended for a fourth month in August, offering hope that the economy can continue to recover despite a persistent pandemic and Washington’s standoff over further government aid to jobless Americans and small businesses.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Increase to More Than 1 Million

A customer wears a mask inside a boardwalk shop in Ocean City, N.J. A customer wears a mask inside a boardwalk shop in Ocean City, N.J. on Aug. 1. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, a stumble for the labor market in its long road to recovery.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2020

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