Economy of the United States

In this April 23, 2014 photo, Luke Gill, of Quicken Loans, left, talks with job candidate Jasmine Boykins at a job fair at the Matrix Center in Detroit. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

US employers add jobs at pace not seen since 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 1999, American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs a month for four straight months, offering more evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily growing while much […]

06/06/2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending. Seven of the Fed’s 12 regions […]

06/04/2014

In this Thursday March 13, 2014, file photo, job seekers line up to attend a marijuana industry job far in Downtown Denver.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains […]

04/04/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Getting the long-term jobless back on their feet

The economy added another 192,000 jobs in March and payrolls in January and February were revised higher. But what does that mean for people still looking for work? Phil and Penny discussed the jobs report and […]

04/04/2014

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, photo, recruiter Valera Kulow, left, speaks with job seeker Monic Spencer during a career fair in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

5 clues to the health of US job market

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch in advance of the February jobs report being released Friday. Hiring skidded in December and January to roughly half its average monthly […]

03/06/2014

Container ships wait to be off-loaded in a thick fog at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy. That, at least, is the prevailing view of economists, who shrugged off a government report Friday that the economy was weaker […]

02/28/2014

Trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

S&P 500 finishes above all-time closing high

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a stock market squeaker. After piercing its all-time high in early trading, then yo-yoing below and above that level several times during the day, the Standard and Poor’s 500 […]

01/15/2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, meet with reporters to urge passage of legislation to restore unemployment insurance benefits which expired Dec. 28, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jobless bill stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect long-term jobless legislation stalled in the Senate on Thursday, triggering recriminations from both sides of the political aisle despite earlier expressions of optimism that benefits might soon be restored […]

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Obama unveils first 5 ‘Promise Zones’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that “this is going to […]

01/09/2014

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Gauge of economy’s health up 0.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy’s health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of […]

12/19/2013

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, a covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a […]

12/05/2013

Registered nurse Salanda Bowman, left, talks with part-time Kentucky Wesleyan College student Jason Ward, of Whitesville, about job openings at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital during a Regional Career and Job Fair in the Owensboro Sports Center  in Owensboro, Ky. (AP Photo/The Messenger-Inquirer, Gary Emord-Netzley, File)

US hiring slows in September to just 148,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. Still, hiring last month was enough to […]

10/22/2013

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