Tag archive for ‘Labor Department’
Job Market
By Lynn Herman On Thursday, October 25th, 2012

U.S. Unemployment Falls

Applications for U.S. unemployment fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level showing an improving labor market. The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that in the week ending October 20, unemployment More...

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By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Job Growth Shows Little Improvement in August

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke described the labor market’s stagnation as a “grave concern” a week ago, raising expectations among economists that the U.S. central bank would pump more money into the More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 26th, 2012

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell for the fourth time in five weeks; however, data remained volatile amid the slowdown in factory activity. In the week ending July 21, initial claims More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Labor Market Signals Modest Job Growth

The number of Americans filing new jobless claims surged last week, increasing doubts about the economy’s health. In the week ending July 14, applications for benefits increased by 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Jobless Claims Dip to Lowest Level in Four Years

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in four years. The Labor Department reported that in the week ending July 7, initial jobless claims fell by 26,000 to More...

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By Lynn Herman On Friday, July 6th, 2012

Jobless Rate Improves in June

The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June, an improvement from May’s 69,000, but well below economists’ projections. However, the number of unemployed persons (12.7 million) was essentially unchanged and the More...

Help Wanted
By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012

U.S. Private Sector Hiring Improves

Planned layoffs fell to a 13-month low in June and private-sector hiring increased at a strong pace in June. In the week ending June 30, the Labor Department reported Thursday that initial jobless claims fell by More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Applications for Jobless Benefits Falls Slightly, Manufacturing Slows

The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell slightly, and manufacturing in the Philadelphia region decreased, pointing to a weakening economy. In the week ending June 16, the Labor More...

Supreme Court
By Lynn Herman On Monday, June 11th, 2012

Home Care Workers Deserve Protections

By Catherine Ruckelshaus, Special to CNN updated 8:08 AM EDT, Mon June 11, 2012 (CNN) — Five years ago Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to a hardworking woman from Queens, New York. Evelyn More...

Federal Reserve
By Lynn Herman On Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Bernanke: Fed to Closely Monitor the Economy

Jobless benefits filed by American workers fell for the first time in over a month; however, the overall level is still higher than past months, leading the Feds to closely monitor the economy closely. The weak More...

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