By PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend criss-crossed the country including key battleground states to speak to voters about issues they most care about and how they plan to vote. We also spoke with reporters at our partner public media stations across the nation…
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.
The demographics and the economy of Pennsylvania, which voted for President Trump in 2016 and is also the home state for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, have been changing. But jobs are still one of the biggest issues in the battleground…
By Associated Press
Employers added 1.4 million jobs, the Labor Department said, down from 1.7 million in July.
Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. The Labor Department’s report…
By Martin Crutsinger, Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter. It is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Employers added jobs in 46 states last month, evidence that the U.S. economy’s surprise hiring gain in May was spread broadly across the country — in both states that began reopening their economies early and those that did so only…
The number of weekly jobless claims is the lowest since the economic shutdown began in March, but it remains far above what the U.S. has experienced during other financial crises. Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this…
Jobs numbers from May were unexpectedly strong, catching most economists by surprise. But the Trump administration was quick to hail them as early indications of an economic recovery already underway. How do others interpret the new data -- and what…
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