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U.S. Department of Labor
September 17, 2020
COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people ...
September 11, 2020
Consumer prices up 0.4% in August as used car prices surge
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in August as used car prices surged by the largest amount in 51 years, the Labor Department ...
September 09, 2020
U.S. job postings rise to 6.6 million in July
U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about the job market in the wake ...
September 03, 2020
U.S. productivity rises a record 10.1% in second quarter
U.S. productivity rose at a 10.1% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked declined by the largest amount ...
August 14, 2020
US productivity rises 7.3% as hours worked are nearly halved
U.S. productivity rose at a 7.3% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked fell by nearly half, the biggest ...
August 10, 2020
States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan
Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order ...
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.
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