Stories tagged: Labor Department
Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Overall U.S. consumer prices rose a scant 0.1 percent in December, slowed by falling energy prices. But a closely watched gauge called core inflation – which excludes the volatile categories …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Consumers boosted their spending a solid 0.3 percent in October, while their incomes grew 0.4 percent. Both were healthy gains indicating the all-important holiday shopping season was getting off to …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
A federal rule that would require financial brokers to put retirement savers’ interests ahead of their own will go into effect June 9 without further delay, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is embracing numbers he once maligned as “phony” as he tries to take credit for the latest jobs report. The new administration on Friday promoted …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, evidence that the economy remains on solid footing nearly eight years after …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Fewer Americans than forecast filed last week applications for unemployment benefits, underscoring a vibrant labor market.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Labor Department employees have circulated a letter urging Senate committee members to vote against Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Higher costs for gasoline costs helped fuel a rise in U.S. wholesale prices in January, but overall inflation still appears to be in check.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Rattled by bitter fights over President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, Republicans and their allies have launched a fresh campaign to defend fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination to lead the …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
The top Senate Democrat on Thursday called for President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of fast-food executive Andy Puzder to be labor secretary, calling him “probably the most anti-worker” …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:58 a.m.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped to a 12-week low at the start of February, a sign of a stable job market for U.S. workers.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, putting him again at odds with President Donald Trump’s push to keep jobs …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Labor Department has again been postponed.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker. Top wage earners last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing a healthy job market at the start of 2017.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
On Friday, the Labor Department will release the final monthly employment report of what has been an historic eight-year run of jobs growth during the Barack Obama administration, This period …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications remains at a low level that suggests companies are still hiring.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as Labor secretary.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.