The employment situation in the Washington region showed little movement between January and February, with the jobless rate slipping only slightly in Maryland and remaining unchanged in the District and in Virginia. Read full article >>
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a third straight week last week, the latest indication the labor market recovery was gaining traction.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market recovery and the pace of economic growth.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures edged up on Thursday, suggesting investors will attempt to hold on to recent gains, with data on the jobs market due to be released later in the morning.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures cut gains following jobless claims data on Thursday, with the S&P and the Dow indexes futures briefly turning negative.
Businesses kept hiring workers at a steady pace in January despite uncertainty over fiscal policy in Washington, but the gain was not enough to improve the nation’s jobless rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Friday the uptick in the U.S. employment rate to 7.9 percent shows the economy continues to struggle.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits spiked last week, reversing a sharp decline in the prior week but still pointing to a labor market that is slowly healing.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits slid last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data that may provide a boost to President Barack … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A drop in the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest level since President Barack Obama came into office, announced a month before the election, is expected to give his campaign a boost after he performed poorly in … Continue reading