posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750.
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring.
Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in weekly unemployment...
posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM
With the national unemployment rate languishing at 9.1 percent, President Obama brought his message of hope through American ingenuity and innovation to the Midwest this week.
posted on April 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM
Despite economic improvement, Bernanke acknowledged the recovery is hampered by persistent unemployment.
posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM
The commissioner of the state's agriculture department has started notifying about 60 workers they will be laid off to make cuts necessary to balance the budget.
posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM
(AP) The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week, a sign that the job market is slowly improving.
posted on July 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM
Soggy conditions in the "Corn Belt" dampen crop ratings, but are friendly to commodity prices. A retired Army General deploys new tactics to create U.S. jobs and wean America from foreign oil. And a global leader in biotechnology announces an...
posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) - John Morrell & Co is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux City, eliminating all 1,450 hourly and salaried jobs at one of the city's largest employers, the company announced Wednesday.
posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM
ATHENS, Ala. — A chicken processing plant owned by Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is shutting down this week after almost six decades, putting more than 600 people out of work and creating ripples that will be felt all over town.
posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM
ATLANTA (AP)- A federal minimum-wage increase that takes effect today could prolong the recession, some economists say, by forcing small businesses to lay off the same workers that the pay hike passed in better times was meant to help.
posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM
ST LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Wednesday its third-quarter profit fell 14 percent and disclosed plans to cut 900 jobs, or about 4 percent of its work force.
posted on June 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.
posted on September 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike.
posted on January 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM
A much-anticipated employment report released this week showing weaker-than-expected job growth, and a rise in the unemployment rate brought the bears of Wall Street out of hibernation.