By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low 268,000.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily.
The net gain of just 235,000 jobs in the U.S. last month was a huge drop from summer's gains. It could be signaling a hiring slowdown — one that's worse than had been expected. Pandemic unemployment benefits for more than…
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
President Joe Biden is expected to speak at 10 a.m. Eastern today. Watch the president's remarks here.
America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out.
Friday's jobs report indicates the U.S. economy is making a strong comeback. Wages are up and the unemployment rate is down -- at its lowest level since the pandemic began last year. But concerns remain over the highly contagious delta…
The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent as the U.S. economy continues to bounce back with surprising vigor from last year’s coronavirus shutdown.
Wages and salaries rose at a healthy pace in the three months ended in June as employers competed to find enough workers to fill millions of available jobs.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Unemployment, at 5.9 percent, is still well above the 3.5 percent rate that prevailed before the pandemic struck. And the economy remains 6.8 million jobs short of its pre-pandemic total.
The weekly number of first-time applications for benefits, which generally tracks layoffs, has fallen steadily since topping 900,000 in early January. Economists say the increase is most likely a blip caused by some one-time factors.
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