Articles Tagged 'Labor Department'


U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Weekly Tally Since 1973

January 18, 2018
U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in almost 45 years in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018,… READ MORE

November nonfarm payrolls rise 228,000 vs. 200,000 est.

December 8, 2017
Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 in November while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent as the U.S. economy continues to hum along, the… READ MORE

Obama to nominate embattled Tom Perez for Labor secretary

March 18, 2013
President Obama on Monday will nominate Tom Perez to be the next Labor Department secretary, a White House official confirmed late Sunday — setting up yet another contentious confirmation battle in the Senate. Mr. Obama’s pick comes less than a week after a scathing audit of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, which Mr. Perez runs as an assistant attorney… READ MORE

Jobless rate drops to 7.8 percent; economy adds 114,000 jobs

October 6, 2012
By Vicki Needham – The Hill The unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent in September, to 7.8 percent, shaking up estimations of the presidential race and providing welcome news for President Obama just a month before Election Day.
The economy added only 114,00 jobs, yet the unemployment rate still dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8.
Total employment rose by… READ MORE

368K drop out of market; Unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; jobs up 96K

September 8, 2012

By Patrice Hill-The Washington Times The unemployment rate last month fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent as 96,000 more people found jobs and 368,000… READ MORE
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U.S. weekly jobless claims climb 8,000 to 362,000

March 8, 2012
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON – Jobless claims in the U.S. rose to the highest level in five weeks, climbing by 8,000 to a seasonally… READ MORE

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