unemployment

3.8 Million File Unemployment Claims Last Week

(CNN) - Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as the coronavirus crisis continues to weigh on the us economy. The U.S. Department of Labor says first-time claims for unemployment benefits totaled 3.8 million in the week…

3M+ File Unemployment Claims

(CNN) - The U.S. has posted a staggering jobs number, as businesses lay off employees and try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Labor 3.28-million people filed for unemployment benefits last week; that's…

August Jobs: 156K Added, Unemployment Up

(CNN) - U.S. employers added just 156,000 jobs in august, with unemployment rising to 4.4% That's up from the previous month's 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.3% So far, hurricane Harvey has had almost no impact on the jobs report…

Weekly Unemployment Applications Up to 2,000

(CNN) - The job market had a little hiccup this week; applications for unemployment benefits rose. The modest increase of 2,000 applications brings the total number up to 234,000. But the four week average is considered a less volatile measure…

Unemployment Rate Lowest in 10 Years

(CNN) - Good news on the jobs front. The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped in March to 4.5% which is the lowest in 10 years. Wages were 2.7% higher in March compared to a year ago. On the down…

Alabama: Jobless Rate is on the Rise

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent despite improvement nationally, leaving the state with the third-worst jobless rate in the United States, according to reports released Monday. State statistics showed the January…