WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States exceeds the number of unemployed Americans - a trend that may soon give workers more leverage to demand pay raises. With employers struggling to fill openings, the number of available jobs in April rose 1 percent to 6.7 million from 6.6 million in March, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's the most since records began in December 2000.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses posted the most job openings on record in April for the second straight month, underscoring the economy's strong demand for workers. The number of available jobs rose 1 percent to 6.7 million from 6.6 million in March, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's the most since records began in December 2000.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday, a protocol-defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the president publicly hinting at information that could make or lose fortunes.
Still, the report shows that the nearly 9-year old economic expansion - the second-longest on record - remains on track. Employers appear to be shrugging off recent concerns about global trade disputes...
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses added 178,000 jobs in May, according to a survey, a solid total but below the average monthly gains accumulated over the winter. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring was strong in construction, education and health care, and professional and business services, which includes accounting, engineering and legal services. Retailers cut jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found .