GOP South Dakota Gov Noem rejects President Trump’s $300 weekly unemployment boost

U.S. 08/17/20, 03:13

A Republican, responsible for signing bills passed by the South Dakota State Legislature, is not interested in extra federal assistance for job seekers. Gov. Kristi Noem has politely turned down an additional $300 a week for South Dakotans without work promised in the Trump administration's Lost Wages Assistance presidential memo. The governor ...

President Trump says ‘African American unemployment is the lowest in history’

U.S. 07/29/19, 13:41

President Donald Trump on Sunday, July 28, highlighted the extraordinary unemployment figures of the African American community, "the lowest in the history of the United States." "Under the Trump Administration, African American unemployment is the lowest (best) in the history of the United States. No president has come close to doing ...

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

U.S. 06/09/19, 09:57

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the ...

Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

Politics 05/03/19, 16:08

The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages. "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he? The day's new round of sunny employment figures offered fresh evidence of a strong national economy — and a ...

Update: Hiring rebounds as US adds a solid 196,000 jobs

Business 04/05/19, 07:31

The Latest on Friday's jobs report (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs the economy is slowing. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at ...

Confidence gauge suggests US hiring could slow later in year

Business 04/05/19, 06:45

A random survey of 2,000 Americans has produced a surprisingly strong track record of forecasting the health of the job market over time. At the moment, it points to a solid job gain for March in the monthly employment report the government will issue Friday. But it suggests that hiring could ...

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 49-year low

Business 04/04/19, 11:54

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy.Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the ...

US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

Business 03/08/19, 08:39

Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half.The sharp slowdown in hiring, which might have been worsened by unseasonably cold weather, came after employers had added a blockbuster 311,000 jobs in January, the most in nearly ...

US jobs report likely to show more steady hiring in February

Business 03/08/19, 06:29

U.S. employers are thought to have extended their streak of hiring in February even as the overall economy is showing signs of slowing.On Friday, the government is expected to report that the economy added 182,000 jobs last month, down from a blockbuster gain of 304,000 in January, according to data ...

A robust US job market likely defied shutdown during January

Business 01/31/19, 17:43

U.S. employers likely kept adding jobs at a healthy pace in January even in the face of threats ranging from weakening global growth to the Trump administration's trade war with China to the partial shutdown of the government. On Friday, the Labor Department will issue the monthly employment report, the first ...

Eurozone unemployment a bright spot amid growing gloom

Europe 01/09/19, 06:55

Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate, official figures showed Wednesday, but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns it may not fall much lower, if at all.Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said a 90,000 monthly fall in the number out of work ...

US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

Business 01/04/19, 07:27

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose slightly to ...

US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

Business 12/07/18, 08:32

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. That's below this year's average monthly gains but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, nearly a five-decade ...

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