Labor Market News
US Claims for Jobless Aid Slide to Lowest Level Since July
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since July, another sign U.S. workers are enjoying job security
Text of the Fed's Statement After Its Meeting Wednesday
The full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement after its meeting Wednesday
Applications for US Jobless Benefits Rose Slightly Last Week
Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained at levels consistent with a healthy labor market
Why the Federal Reserve Is Reluctant to Raise Interest Rates
When the Federal Reserve announced this afternoon that it was going to take the cautious step and leave interest rates unchanged for the time being, it also said that “near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished.” So what concerns might the Fed have? And why are they being so cautious?
Sen. Jeff Sessions: Trump Will Be a Strong Leader
The Alabama senator talks about trade and immigration in his Republican National Convention speech.
Which NBA team should you sign with in free agency?
NBA Player is a dream job, but it's still a job -- one that comes with all the stuff everyone deals with at work: paychecks, bosses, relocation, co-workers, perks, org charts, workplace culture. And even if you're not getting wined and dined by Gregg Popovich and Pat Riley, the NBA's labor market
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis
Lawmakers have introduced legislation to help Puerto Rico alleviate its massive debt crisis -- including allowing employers to pay less than the minimum wage during a specific time period. U.S. Treasury secretary Jack Lew said he was "disappointed" that the measure didn't include some of the Obama
The One Number That Mattered Most in the March Jobless Report
U.S. businesses added 215,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent in March from 4.9 percent in February. But there was just one number that mattered most to investors: the labor force participation rate. This rate shows the labor force as a percent of the population. In
Molenbeek: An Immigrant Community Tries to Shake Its Jihadi Reputation
Within hours of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, much of the world’s attention -- and scrutiny -- turned to the small western district of Brussels known as Molenbeek. Investigators had announced that three of the alleged attackers grew up in the impoverished district, and soon its cobblestone streets