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U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to...

U.S. jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking United States unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage...

U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 884,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs are stuck at...
THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT said Wednesday that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of July rose to 6.6 million from 6 million at the end of June. /. AP FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL CONROY

U.S. job postings rise to 6.6 million in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about the job market in the...
THE U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE declined to 8.4% in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States unemployment rate fell sharply in August to 8.4% from 10.2% even as hiring slowed, with employers adding the...

Jobless claims fall to 881,000 but layoffs remain elevated

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to roughly 880,000 last week, a sign of possible improvement but...

U.S. productivity rises 7.3% as hours worked are nearly halved

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – United States productivity rose at a 7.3% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked fell...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 963,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the...

U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the...

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