unemployment rate

Government, Business

Employers Add Just 49,000 Jobs as Unemployment Falls to 6.3%

Construction workers Construction workers talk at a site in Simi Valley, Calif., this month. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 49,000 jobs in January, a sign that the viral pandemic retains a tight grip on the economy nearly a year after it triggered a painful recession.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
February 5, 2021
Government, Business

Record Number of Workers File for Unemployment Benefits

Store locked and chained A store in Miami Beach, Fla., is locked and chained. (Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg)

A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits after the coronavirus outbreak forced the shutdown of major industries, small businesses and gig workers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Survey: Modest Job Gains in June Hint at Slowing Economy

Line of people at job fair Job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla., on June 4. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 102,000 jobs in June, a possible turning point that could signal a coming increase in the unemployment rate.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
July 3, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall to 216,000, Showing Tight Labor Market

Job seekers at a career fair in New York Job seekers at a career fair in New York. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg)

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits decreased for the third time in four weeks, hovering near an almost five-decade low that reflects a robust job market.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2018
Government, Business

US Hiring Picked up in August as Pay Surged Most in 9 years

A help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. A help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 7, 2018
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Fall for Third Week in Tight US Labor Market

Job application Lynne Sladky/AP

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell for a third week and remain near the lowest in almost five decades, indicating a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Aug. 23.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2018

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.

September 2, 2016

Trucking Adds 1,500 Jobs in January

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Trucking  added 1,500 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.9%, an almost eight-year low, the Labor Department reported Feb. 5.

February 5, 2016

Unemployment Rate Falls to 9%; Trucking Adds 3,200 Jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9% in January, the lowest in almost two years, from 9.4% in December, the Labor Department said Friday.

February 4, 2011