California unemployment rate falls to record low of 4%
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's economy kept humming in September, dropping the unemployment rate to a record low 4% statewide and under 2% in San Francisco and some of its neighboring counties,...
Fed’s odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation's unemployment rate at its lowest point since human beings first walked on the moon, you might expect the Federal Reserve to be raising interest rates to keep the...
US unemployment rate hits a 50-year low even as hiring slows
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their...
Jobless rate for Hispanic Americans hits record low of 3.9%
WASHINGTON (AP) — The September unemployment rate for Hispanic and Latino Americans fell for a second straight month to 3.9%, the lowest level since record-keeping began in 1972. The improvement...
The Latest: US jobless rate fell to 50-year low of 3.5%
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the September U.S. jobs report (all times local):
The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to a new five-decade low of 3.5%, while...
Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 0.75%
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the third time since June to a new record low of 0.75%,...
Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest rate since May 2008
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that the unemployment rate across the 19-country eurozone fell in August to its lowest rate since May 2008.
German jobless rate slips to 4.9% in September
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate slid to 4.9% in September, helped by a traditional uppick in hiring after the summer vacation.
Utah unemployment rate remains steady at 2.8% in August
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has held steady at 2.8% for three straight months.
The Department of Workforce Service's monthly report released Friday...
Kansas jobless rate in August was lowest in 20-plus years
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that unemployment in the state dropped to 3.2% in August and was at its lowest rate in more than 20 years.
Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable US economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming...
African-American jobless rate hit record low in August
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for black Americans fell sharply to 5.5% in August, hitting its lowest level since record-keeping began in 1972. But the drop was driven primarily by a...
Kansas adds jobs, sees unemployment rate dip to 3.3% in July
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it added private-sector jobs in July and saw its unemployment rate drop slightly to 3.3%.
The state Department of Labor says the seasonally...
California’s 113-month job growth ties record set in 1960s
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery...
Office: Arizona unemployment rate unchanged in July at 4.9%
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9% in July, unchanged from June.
The state Office of Economic Opportunity announced Thursday that Arizona's labor force...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for July (all times local):
U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an...
German unemployment rate edges up to 5% in July
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate edged up to 5% in July as the summer holidays weighed on hiring and worries increase about the strength of Europe's biggest economy.
South Africa says unemployment at highest level in a decade
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says unemployment has reached its highest level in a decade at 29%.
Second-quarter figures released Tuesday show the number of unemployed rose by 573,000...
Indiana’s unemployment rate declines to 3.5% in June
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate has declined slightly in June from the previous month.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the rate was 3.5%,...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent in June as the labor force increased by nearly 10,400 from the previous month while the state's...
India eyes bigger investments in aviation, media, insurance
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed heavy investments in infrastructure, the digital economy and job creation to lift a sluggish economy burdened...
The Latest: US adds robust 224,000 jobs in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. jobs report for June (all times local):
U.S. job growth rebounded in June as employers added 224,000 jobs, an indication of the...
Survey: Modest job gains in June hint at slowing economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 102,000 jobs in June, a possible turning point that could signal a coming increase in the unemployment rate.
Europe’s unemployment lowest in more than a decade
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in May and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year.
Indiana jobless rate remains steady at 3.6% in May
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate has remained steady in May from April.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the rate stood at 3.6%. The state's...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate rose again last month despite the record number of people employed, the state said Friday.
Nevada’s unemployment rate hovered at 4% in May
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate held steady at 4% last month while about 5,900 new jobs were added to the state's economy.
Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the May U.S. jobs report (all times local):
U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have...
Unemployment rate dropped for black Americans in May
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for black Americans declined in May to 6.2% from 6.7% in April. The rate is now at its lowest point since November.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in April and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate inched up to 2.9% in April, even though more people entered or re-entered the job market, the state labor commissioner said Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate has remained steady in April from March.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the rate stood at 3.6%. The state's...
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 45 years, though wage growth softened slightly.
Hiring surge lifts economy - and Trump’s reelection chances
NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages.
"I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on...
Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring accelerated and pay rose at a solid pace in April, setting the stage for healthy U.S. economic growth to endure despite fears of a slowdown earlier this...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the April jobs report (all times local):
Hiring jumped in April as U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs, a strong gain that suggests businesses...
Eurozone recession fears fade as growth picks up
LONDON (AP) — The recent slowdown in the eurozone economy, which had stoked fears that another recession was around the corner, appears to have come to an end.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate, payrolls set new records
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record high and the number of people unemployed shrank to its lowest...
Arizona unemployment rate dips from February
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in March, down from 5.1 percent in February and up from 4.8 percent in March 2018.
50-year low in jobless claims but not just from few layoffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fewest people in nearly 50 years sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of a strong job market and an unusually low level of layoffs.
Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 49-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing...
Survey: Businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 18 months
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies added the fewest jobs in 18 months in March, a private survey found, suggesting employers may have grown more cautious as signs of slower economic growth have...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is reducing the maximum period that residents can receive unemployment benefits from 30 weeks to 26 weeks.
State officials say the change, required by law, takes...
Indiana jobless rate remains at 3.5 percent in February
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate remained steady in February.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the rate was 3.5 percent in February, as it was...