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THE PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX in the U.S. increased 2.9 percent in October. The month-to-month PPI increase of 0.6 percent was the largest upswing since 2012. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Producer prices in U.S. increase in Oct. by most since 2012

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose more than forecast in October for the biggest jump in six years on broad gains in...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 1,000 to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Jobless claims fell last week amid tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits held near an almost five-decade low, indicating a robust job market, Labor Department figures showed...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Unemployment in Providence metro falls 0.5 percentage points in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in both the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5 percent...
UNITED STATES job openings decreased to 7.01 million in September from 7.29 million in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. job openings decline from record; Quits rate stays elevated

NEW YORK - United States job openings fell in September from a record in the previous month while Americans continued to voluntarily leave their...
TEN YEARS after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot U.S. job market

NEW YORK - Nathan Butcher is 25 and, like many men his age, he isn’t working.Weary of long days earning minimum wage, he quit his...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls rose 250,000 in October, beating estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. payrolls rise above-forecast 250,000 as wage gains hit 3.1%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded by more than forecast in October, annual wage gains topped 3 percent for the first time since 2009...
UNITED STATES productivity rose 1.3 percent year over year in the July-September period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. productivity posts best back-to-back quarters since 2015

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States posted the best back-to-back quarters since 2015, echoing a pickup in economic growth and offering some...
AMERICANS SAVED just 6.2 percent of their disposable income in September, matching the lowest level since 2013. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Americans save less to sustain spending as income gains cool

NEW YORK - Americans kept on spending in September as income gains cooled, pushing down the savings rate to the lowest this year. Inflation matched...
UNITES STATES jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims fell last week amid strong U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week and continuing claims dropped to the lowest level since 1973, indicating the job...
THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.6 percent year over year in September. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. producer prices increase for first time in 3 months

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose for the first time in three months amid a surge in gauges reflecting airfares and rail-transportation...
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