Labour economics

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in half of large US cities

Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market.


US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The Labor Department says job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five […]


US job openings dipped in August from July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August while they filled the most positions in three months, a mixed signal for the job market. The Labor Department says job openings dropped by […]


'Pink slip stigma' proven true with research (audio)

Call it “pink slip stigma.” When you don’t have a job, it’s harder to convince a new employer to give you one. And we all know the longer you’re out of the game, the harder […]


Bernanke: No specific target for bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) – Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve does not have a specific economic target for its new stimulus program and will keep buying bonds until it sees more jobs, lower unemployment and […]




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