The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers.
Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.
Nearly a dozen safety standards were violated at an Army weapons-testing pond near Baltimore where three people have died this year, the Labor Department said Thursday.
A record number of young adults are living with their parents.
More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.
Investor Warren Buffett says the economy and U.S. job market continue to improve, but slowly.
An overnight fire at the Labor Department’s headquarters has shut the building down for most employees.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.