Labor Department

Paychecks Grew At Record Slow Pace In Second QuarterWages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, more evidence that stronger hiring isn't raising pay for most Americans.
Cost Of Living In US Rises In June For 5th Consecutive MonthLiving in the United States is getting costlier and that's partially due to rent increases.
Report: Federal Employee Who Earns Six-Figure Salary Fired For Downloading Porn Every Day For 8 MonthsA man who worked for the Labor Department admitted he was "addicted to porn" and used his government computer to download a "voluminous amount of adult pornographic movies and images."
Va.'s Jobless Rate Falls to 5 pct in NovemberThe Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate fell to 5 percent in November, marking the lowest rate in seven months.
Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Added In SeptemberThe U.S. economy generated 248,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.
White House Bows To Congressional Pressure, Assures It Doesn't Want To Regulate Country's Smallest FarmsBowing to congressional pressure, the Obama administration is assuring Congress and farmers it doesn't want to regulate the country's smallest farms.
Survey: US Companies Add 238K December Jobs, Most In YearA private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. The figures add to evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.
Weekly US Jobless Claims Hit 9-Month High Of 379KThe number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.
Fewer Americans Seek Unemployment Aid For Third WeekThe 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 Rise In Most U.S. States In July 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.
OSHA Finds Violations At Army Weapons-Testing Pond Where 3 People DiedNearly 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.
Study: Record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With ParentsA record number of young adults are living with their parents.