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CPI SLOWED TO a 1.9 percent annual gain in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

U.S. core inflation holds steady as energy drags down main index

NEW YORK - A key measure of United States inflation was little changed in December while falling energy prices dragged down the broader gauge, giving...
U.S JOB OPENINGS decreased by 243,000 to 6.89 million in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fall to five-month low, still exceed jobless

NEW YORK - United States job openings fell to a five-month low in November while still exceeding the number of unemployed Americans by almost...
U.S. PAYROLLS increased by 312,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payrolls rise 312K, wages accelerate in jobs blowout

NEW YORK - United States employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labor-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust...
ECONOMISTS PROJECT job growth to slow in December and forward into 2019 after acceleration in most of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Economists see no repeat for strong 2018 U.S. job gains

NEW YORK - As the United States wraps up a year of surprisingly strong job growth, such gains are unlikely to repeat in the next...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased to 231,000 last week, a four-week high. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims hit four-week high amid federal shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high at year’s end, amid holidays that tend to make the...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 216,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

Jobless claims fall to 216K, showing tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits decreased for the third time in four weeks, hovering near an almost five- decade low...
UNITED STATES jobless claims climbed to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims rise, though still show solid labor market

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels showing a tight...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined to to 206,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. jobless claims fall to 12-week low amid tight labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest since September, returning to hover near an almost five-decade...
UNITED STATES CPI inflation slowed to 2.2 percent in November. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Underlying U.S. inflation picks up to keep Fed hike on track

NEW YORK - A key measure of United States inflation picked up as expected in November on rising costs for housing, medical care and used...
THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.5 percent year over year in November. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Producer prices in U.S. rose in Nov., exceeding estimates

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose in November on advances in foods and transportation services, while a measure of underlying costs accelerated, offering...
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