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Black Unemployment Shatters Another Historic Low
The unemployment rate among black Americans reached 5.5 percent in August—a historic low. That’s down from 6 percent the month before and 0.4 percentage point below the previous record in ...
September 7, 2019
Canadian Wage Growth Climbs to Highest Mark Since 2009, but Economy Sheds Jobs
OTTAWA—Wage growth accelerated last month to its fastest clip in more than decade, according to numbers released Friday from Statistics Canada. The 4.5 ...
August 9, 2019
The Canadian Press
US Economy Adding Jobs Mostly in Higher-Paying Industries, Data Analysis Shows
U.S. job growth has been the strongest in middle- and high-paying industries in the past nearly two years, ...
August 6, 2019
Unemployment Stays Low as Economy Adds 160,000 Jobs
The economy added 164,000 jobs in July, keeping unemployment near a 50-year low, while some underlying markers of ...
August 2, 2019
CBO Says Dems’ $15 Minimum Wage to Help Many But 1.3 Million Jobs Also Lost
WASHINGTON—House Democrats’ proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would improve the ...
July 10, 2019
Number of Americans on Welfare Dropping Under Trump Administration
Americans' dependence on government programs has diminished during the presidency of Donald Trump, most visibly in the shrinking ...
July 9, 2019
Labor Market Bounces Back With 224,000 More Jobs in June
Employers have expanded payrolls by 224,000 jobs in June, marking a surge after a weak May, the Bureau ...
July 5, 2019
US Private Sector Adds 102,000 Jobs in June: ADP
U.S. private employers added 102,000 jobs in June, below economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed ...
July 3, 2019
Job Growth Slows, But Unemployment Remains Lowest Since 1969
The economy expanded by 75,000 jobs in May, which was much less than expected. But the unemployment rate ...
June 7, 2019
Fed Ponders Reconsidering Strategy of Intervening on Low Unemployment
The Federal Reserve is considering changing its long-held policy of fighting unemployment levels it has considered too low. ...
May 23, 2019
US Unemployment at 49-year Record Low, 2.1% for Asian-Americans
U.S. job growth continued to increase during the month of April and the overall unemployment rate dropped to ...
May 3, 2019
Hispanic Unemployment Sets New Historic Low as US Economy Swells by 260,000 Jobs
Hispanic Americans are enjoying the lowest unemployment on record, 4.2 percent in April, as the economy added 263,000 ...
May 3, 2019
Unemployment Benefits Claims Rate Drops to Another Historic Low, Economy Shows Vigor
Americans are increasingly foregoing unemployment benefits as the job market remains strong and the economy shows signs of ...
April 19, 2019
US Jobless Claims Hit 49-Year Low; Labor Market Resilient
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to a nearly half-century low last week, a ...
April 4, 2019
Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected
Fewer Americans requested unemployment benefits in the week ending March 17 than economists expected. Based on Labor Department ...
March 21, 2019
Hispanic Unemployment Breaks Another Record Low, Not Mentioned by Telemundo, Univision
Hispanic unemployment broke another record low in February, the fourth time since June. Neither of the major Spanish-language ...
March 8, 2019
Trump’s Approval Rating on Economy Hits New High: Gallup Poll
President Donald Trump's approval rating on his handling of the economy reached the highest point in his presidency, ...
March 5, 2019
Will Robots Make Americans Unemployable?
Commentary A perennial source of angst in the United States is concern about job security and job opportunities. ...
March 1, 2019
Skills Gap Crisis Is Great Threat to US Economy, Congressman Says
WASHINGTON—Optimism within the nation’s business world has reached its highest levels in years, yet this optimism is challenged ...
February 7, 2019
China State Planner Warns Economic Pressure Will Hit Job Market
BEIJING—Downward pressure on the economy will impact China's job market, the state planner warned on Jan. 22, a ...
January 22, 2019
China’s Job Market Faces Challenging Road Ahead With Unemployment Rising
China’s job market has been devastated by the Sino-U.S. trade war, and the outlook for 2019 isn't looking ...
January 20, 2019
Job Jitters Mount as China’s Factories Sputter Ahead of Lunar New Year
DONGGUAN/HONG KONG—Wang Zhishen was thrilled when Danish shipper A.P. Moller-Maersk gave him two months' paid leave, relishing the ...
January 18, 2019
Top 10 Challenges That Communist China Will Face in 2019
In his 2019 New Year address, China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping used one key word that didn’t appear in ...
January 8, 2019
Layoff Rumors About China’s Biggest Tech Firms Fuel Unease About Slowing Economy
Recent rumors about layoffs at some of China’s biggest internet and technology companies have added to Chinese citizens’ ...
December 30, 2018
Weekly Unemployment Report Shows Strong Workforce
The weekly unemployment insurance report released on Dec. 27 shows signs of a strong labor market. The number ...
December 28, 2018
Jobless Claims Drop as Labor Market Keeps Strong
Fewer Americans asked for unemployment benefits in the week ending Dec. 22 than the week before, underscoring a ...
December 27, 2018
US Employers Hiring Steady With 155,000 Jobs Added in One Month
WASHINGTON—U.S. businesses added a smaller yet still healthy number of jobs in Nov., while the unemployment rate remains ...
December 7, 2018
The Associated Press
Moody’s Downgrades Hong Kong Outlook to ‘Negative’ as Protests Continue
A Bipartisan House Group Rallies With Farmers for USMCA
OxyContin Maker Files for Bankruptcy, Faces Thousands of Lawsuits
Trump Questions Iran’s Denial of Saudi Oil Attack Involvement
Progressive Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren for 2020
Trump Responds to NY Times Correction: ‘The One Who Is Actually Being Assaulted Is Justice Kavanaugh’
Trump Administration to Look at Immigrants’ Social Media Accounts