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U.S. Department of Labor
June 12, 2020
Court backs Trump administration on virus safety at work
The Trump administration does not have to issue an emergency rule requiring employers to protect workers from the ...
June 11, 2020
Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida
When the tourists stopped coming in March, so did Lorin Lynch’s paychecks from a Tampa Bay hotel. She burned through her ...
June 09, 2020
Puerto Rico labor secretary resigns amid unemployment crisis
Puerto Rico’s labor secretary resigned on Tuesday as tens of thousands of unemployed workers have yet to receive financial ...
June 07, 2020
Criminals stealing unemployment benefits as claims surge
Criminals are seizing on a surge in job losses to steal unemployment benefits from Americans nationwide. This complicates an ...
June 06, 2020
Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, econ collapse
President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress ...
May 22, 2020
'Hundreds of millions’ in bogus jobless benefits paid out
Impostors have used the stolen information of tens of thousands of people in Washington to fraudulently receive hundreds of ...
May 13, 2020
US wholesale prices drop record 1.3% in April
Wholesale prices slid a record 1.3% in April led by a 19% plunge in the cost of energy, further signaling the potential ...
May 09, 2020
US unemployment surges to a Depression-era level of 14.7%
The coronavirus crisis has sent U.S. unemployment surging to 14.7%, a level last seen when the country was in the throes of ...
April 23, 2020
Florida among slowest states to process unemployment claims
As unemployment surged during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Florida ranked at or near the bottom ...
April 04, 2020
State unemployment systems tested by surge of applicants
Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more ...
March 26, 2020
'The whole city laid off': US jobless claims climb sky high
Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans’ illustrious restaurants.
March 20, 2020
States still reporting surge in virus-related jobless claims
Some states on Friday continued to report huge spikes in new claims for unemployment benefits after a week of widespread ...
March 05, 2020
US productivity increases at 1.2% rate in fourth quarter
U.S. productivity rebounded in the final three months of last year but by a smaller amount than initially reported, while ...
February 19, 2020
US wholesale prices up 0.5% in January, most since late 2018
U.S. producer prices climbed last month at fastest pace since October 2018 as higher prices for services more than offset a ...
February 13, 2020
US consumer prices up 0.1% in January; gasoline prices fall
U.S. consumer prices rose modestly last month, weighed down by falling gasoline prices. The Labor Department said Thursday ...
February 11, 2020
US open jobs fall sharply for 2nd straight month
U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of ...
February 07, 2020
January US jobs report may provide clarity amid disruptions
With China's viral outbreak disrupting trade and Boeing's troubles weighing on American factories, the January U.S.
January 16, 2020
Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data
The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms ...
January 14, 2020
Rising energy costs lift US consumer prices 0.2% in December
Rising energy costs drove U.S. consumer prices higher in December, and American workers’ earnings couldn’t keep up. The Labor ...
January 13, 2020
New Labor Dept. rule clarifies 'joint employer' standard
The Labor Department issued a final rule Sunday that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one company, an issue ...
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