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U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose by 17,000 this week to 233,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims rise from lowest in almost 45 years

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment benefits increased a week after plunging to the lowest level since 1973, underscoring a still historically tight jobs...

Blame these 3 industries for holding back U.S. wage growth

If you’re seeking a culprit behind sluggish U.S. wage growth amid a 16-year low in unemployment, look at three sectors in particular: manufacturing, wholesale...
JOB SEEKERS SIGN IN at a Job News USA career fair in Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless filings at three-week low amid strong labor market

NEW YORK - The United States job market continues to show signs of strength, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell...
Employees polish pocket knives at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on April 4. / BLOOMBERG / TY WRIGHT

Payrolls in U.S. rise by 211,000; jobless rate falls to 4.4%

NEW YORK - U.S. payroll gains rebounded in April by more than forecast and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 4.4 percent, signaling that...
A WORKER drags a package container inside to be unloaded during the night package sort at a facility in Louisville, Kentucky. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. declined more than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed...
An employee welds together a frame for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) during production at the General Motors Co. (GM) assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release business inventories figures on March 15. /BLOOMBERG PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES/ MATTHEW BUSCH/

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to four-week high amid holiday

NEW YORK - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department...

Consumer prices in U.S. fall 0.3%, first decline in a year

WASHINGTON - The cost of living in the U.S. declined in March for the first time since February 2016, showing inflation is moving up only...
FEWER AMERICANS than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, with applications hovering just above a four-decade low, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Fewer Americans than forecast file for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, with applications hovering just above a four-decade low, a Labor Department report...
U.S. PAYROLL gains slowed in March while the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped to the lowest in almost a decade, suggesting the labor market is returning to a more sustainable pace of progress. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Payroll gains slow, U.S. jobless rate at lowest since 2007

WASHINGTON - U.S. payroll gains slowed in March while the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped to the lowest in almost a decade, suggesting the labor...
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