Unemployment

Unemployment, Hourly Pay Decline In November; Employers Add 178,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. Today’s monthly report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed private-sector…

October Unemployment Drops to 5.8% as 214,000 Jobs Are Added

Job creation topped 200,000 for the ninth consecutive month, adding 214,000 new non-farm jobs in October. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent, the lowest in six years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released October’s monthly employment report,…

Survey Says Nearly One-Third of Employers Plan to Hire This Quarter

In what could be the strongest finish since before the Great Recession, an increasing number of employers say they intend to hire full-time permanent workers this quarter. CareerBuilder’s quarterly survey of employers found 29 percent of them expect to add…

February Jobs Report Improved a Little, But Still Not as Good as Last Year

Less crippled than economists predicted by the nasty weather that gripped much of the nation last month, the U.S.Department of Labor reports that the economy improved hiring in February, adding 175,000 new jobs. That was 25,000 more jobs than the average of analyst estimates….

Beyond the State of the Union: What Does It Mean For Employers?

By Michael J. Lotito Amid the usual litany of aspirational goals and objectives laid out during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama termed 2014 “a year of action” and announced his willingness to bypass Congress and take steps to…