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80,000 Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8.2%

80,000 Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8.2%

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 80,000 jobs last month, falling short of expectations, the Labor Department announced Friday morning.Economists had expected to see around 90,000 positions added in June, higher than the 69,000 j…

Jobless Claims Down to 374,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Down to 374,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims capped off the month of June dropping to the lowest level since mid-May, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.The news comes ahead of the latest monthly jobs report, whi…

Jobless Claims Inch Down to 386,000

Jobless Claims Inch Down to 386,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims inched further away from the 400,000 mark last week, but not by much, the latest weekly jobs figures show.The Labor Department reported Thursday that for the week ending June 23, the number of pe…

Jobless Claims Fall But Remain Near 400,000

Jobless Claims Fall But Remain Near 400,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims took a fall last week but continue to hover near the 400,000 mark, the latest weekly jobs figures show.The Labor Department reported Thursday that for the week ending June 16, the number of peopl…

Jobless Claims Rise to 386,000

Jobless Claims Rise to 386,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims ticked up closer to the dreaded 400,000 mark last week, rising to 386,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending June 9, the number of people filing for benefits jumped by…

Jobless Claims Down to 377,000

Jobless Claims Down to 377,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims took a turn for the better last week, dropping to 377,000, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The news comes on the heels of a dismal monthly jobs report that found the nat…

Jobless Claims Rise to 383,000

Jobless Claims Rise to 383,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims rose last week to 383,000, the largest gain in a month, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency reported Thursday that for the week ending May 26, the number of peopl…

Jobless Claims Drop to 370,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 370,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After staying put last week, jobless claims have taken a slight turn downwards, falling by 2,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending May 19, the number of people filing for benefits drop…

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 370,000

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 370,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims didn’t budge last week, remaining at 370,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.The figure for the week ending May 12 is a revision from the previous week’s number, which was initially said …

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the national minimum wage? If you’re, say, one of three Republican candidates running in Missouri’s U.S. Senate primary, you might be hard-pressed to remember it (it’s $7.25).But if you’re one of about 173,000…

Jobless Claims Fall to 367K to Kick off May

Jobless Claims Fall to 367K to Kick off May

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to inch away from the dreaded 400,000 mark in May, falling by 1,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending May 5, the number of people filing for benefits…

Private Hiring Slowed in April, ADP Reports

Private Hiring Slowed in April, ADP Reports

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hiring among United States employers dropped in April with the fewest jobs added in seven months, sending a foreboding signal ahead of the Labor Department’s jobs report on Friday.Private employers added 119,00…

Jobless Claims Take Another Slight Drop, Now Stand at 388K

Jobless Claims Take Another Slight Drop, Now Stand at 388K

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims have fallen for the second straight week, but they continue to hover near 400,000, the latest weekly jobs report shows.The Labor Department said on Thursday that for the week ending April 21, the…

Jobless Claims Dip to 386,000

Jobless Claims Dip to 386,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims made some ground last week, dropping slightly to 386,000 after experiencing a spike at the beginning of the month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending April 14, the number …

Jobless Claims Rise by 13,000 to Kick Off April

Jobless Claims Rise by 13,000 to Kick Off April

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After falling to their lowest level in four years last month, jobless claims snapped their downward trend in April, rising to 380,000 to kick off the month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week e…

Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low of 357,000

Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low of 357,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims are now down to their lowest level in four years, after falling to 357,000 in the final week of March, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 31, the number of people fi…

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims are now down to 359,000 after falling for the third consecutive week this month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 24, the number of people filing for benefits drop…

Jobless Claims Fall Again, Now Stand at 348,000

Jobless Claims Fall Again, Now Stand at 348,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall last week, maintaining its lowest level since 2008, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 17, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 5,00…

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