Stories tagged: workers
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
The Bank of England decided Thursday to keep its main interest rate at a record low of 0.25 percent as the economy weakens ahead of Britain’s departure from the European …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
A decline in the number of U.S. jobless-benefit claims fell to a 28-year low is adding to signs of a tight labor market, as initial unemployment claims also remained subdued, …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
The economy today has almost everything experts look for as a sign of health – new jobs are popping up around the country, the unemployment rate has fallen to the …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory’s $73 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Frustrated by the loss of thousands of Boeing jobs in recent years, lawmakers are weighing two measures that would tie Boeing’s eligibility for tax breaks to the amount of people …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Oregon’s unemployment rate has plunged to less than 4 percent.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
U.S. industrial production posted a solid gain in March, reflecting a record rebound in utility output. But a closely watched gauge of manufacturing posted its first setback in seven months …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
According to a study recently released by the American Association of University Women, the gender pay gap in Idaho remains alive and well, with the average white woman making 74 …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Starbucks will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
The momentum in the U.S. labor market flagged in March, new government data showed Friday, with the private sector and the government adding only 98,000 jobs as winter storms weighed …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years last month, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
One bidder wants to cover President Donald Trump’s border wall with solar panels. Another suggests building a wall large enough for a deck that would offer tourists scenic views of …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
American factories expanded for the seventh straight month in March but at a slightly slower pace than they did in February.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers ramped up spending that’s expected to fuel growth throughout 2017.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the U.S. job market remains healthy.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
People who work in galleys on state ferries are calling for health care insurance through their employer.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment held steady in February at 3.6 percent while the state led the nation in job growth for the sixth consecutive month.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The Idaho Department of Labor says about 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts have been compromised by a hacking incident.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Washington state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nine years, dropping to 4.9 percent last month.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
With new staffers walking the wards these days at Western State Hospital, nurse Becky Bailey feels safer. There’s less of a last-minute scramble for nurses to fill vacant positions, said …