Articles About department of labor
September 05, 2014
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 28, 2014
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 14, 2014
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 07, 2014
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 01, 2014
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
July 25, 2014
Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.
July 10, 2014
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.