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U.S. EMPLOYERS added employers added 273,000 jobs in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE

U.S. added robust 273K jobs in Feb. before virus escalated

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hiring jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began...
U.S. CORE PRODUCER prices increased 1.7% year over year in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

Producer prices in U.S. rise more than forecast on services

WASHINGTON – A key measure of United States producer prices rose more than forecast in January, suggesting some inflationary pressures may be building. So-called core...
U.S. JOB OPENINGS decreased by 364,000 to 6.42 million in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fall to two-year low, capping annual drop

WASHINGTON – United States job openings unexpectedly slumped, falling to a two-year low in December, which could reflect weaker demand for hiring as an...
U.S. PAYROLLS increased 225,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. jobs top estimates with 225,000 gain, wages accelerate

WASHINGTON – United States employers ramped up hiring in January and wage gains rebounded, providing fresh evidence of a durable jobs market that backs...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by by 15,000 to 202,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. claims for jobless benefits fall to lowest since April

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, adding to evidence that the...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased 6,000 to 211,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. applications for jobless benefits rise less than forecast

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose less than forecast, marking the first increase in six weeks and adding to...
U.S. JOB OPENINGS declined 561,000 to 6.8 million in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings decreased in Nov. to almost 2-year low

WASHINGTON – United States job openings fell in November to the lowest level in almost two years, indicating more employers see headcounts sufficient enough...
CORE PRODUCER prices in the U.S. increased 1.1% year over year in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

Core U.S. producer prices rise at slowest pace since 2016

WASHINGTON – A measure of underlying United States producer prices rose in December at the slowest pace since August 2016, indicating modest inflationary pressures. The...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined 9,000 to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims decrease to lowest level in 5 weeks

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell to a five-week low, the latest indication that the labor market remains solid just ahead...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 18,000 to 234,000. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims plummet but miss forecasts for bigger drop

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell last week by the most since February though missed forecasts for a larger drop, potentially...

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