United States Department of Labor
Jobless Claims Rise; Labor Market Stays Tight
Despite operating at or near full employment, the economy does not show signs of overheating.
U.S. Layoffs Fall for Second Straight Month
But March headcount reductions were still nearly 32% higher than one year ago.
Job Cuts Continue to Rise In Energy Sector
Layoffs at U.S. companies in February were up 22% from a year ago.
January Data Still Show Solid Labor Market
While U.S. job growth slowed to 151,000 jobs after a year-end surge, the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low.
U.S. Productivity Falls Sharply Lower
More workers were hired and many put in more hours, but overall they produced less, said the Labor Department.
Labor Costs Stagnant
The U.S. employment cost index rose just 0.2% in the second quarter, the smallest increase in 33 years.
Sloppy Benefit Plan Audits Putting Employers at Risk
After 45 days, major deficiencies in employee benefit plan audits start costing employers $1,100 per day in fines.
Producer Prices Rise, Easing Deflationary Concerns
Labor Department numbers for May should bolster the argument for an interest rate increase later this year.
May Job Growth Much Higher Than Predicted
Latest jobs report may ease anxiety over how the U.S. economy would rebound from the first-quarter contraction.
Consumer Prices Rise Slightly in April
The latest price index data may leave the Fed with 'less scope to delay raising interest rates.'
Is Wage Growth Breaking Out?
First-quarter data show that U.S. wages and salaries are beginning to rise after years of stagnation.