Layoffs

There are about 2.6 unemployed Americans, on average, for each open job, the report shows. That's close to the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical of healthier economies. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs reached a record 6.7 in July 2009, just after the recession ended. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov’t Report: 2.6 Unemployed Americans For Every US Job Opening

There are about 2.6 unemployed Americans, on average, for each open job, the report shows. That’s close to the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical of healthier economies. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs reached a record 6.7 in July 2009, just after the recession ended.

03/11/2014

The 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. (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekly US Jobless Claims Hit 9-Month High Of 379K

The 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.

12/19/2013

File photo of people waiting outside of a government unemployment office. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Fewer Americans Seek Unemployment Aid For Third Week

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.

10/31/2013

A screenshot of The Washington Examiner homepage on June 13, 2013.

Washington Examiner Says Goodbye

The Washington Examiner ended its 8-year run as a printed newspaper Friday, a move Executive Editor Mark Tapscott announced back in March.

06/14/2013

Photo of a shipyard worker at Newport News Shipbuilding  (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Uncertainty Prevails Among Va. Shipyard Workers

John Faulk plans to relax and go fishing when he retires from Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday, a day before massive automatic government spending cuts are set to take effect.

02/26/2013

Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

Newseum Confirms 16 Layoffs in Staff Restructuring

The Newseum in Washington is laying off staff members at the museum about journalism and the First Amendment for the fourth time since its reopening in 2008, eliminating 16 positions this week.

01/10/2013

President Barack Obama meets with employees during a tour of the Solyndra

GOP Says Energy Dept Tried To Delay Solar Layoffs

Republican investigators say the Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections.

11/16/2011

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