WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 ½ years. But the broader trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers and […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]
California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. The Labor Department says job openings fell 1.4 percent to […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest in more than four years. The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since Dec. 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent this winter, with only a few new jobs created in January.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, the expected focus of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, is much healthier than it was four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen says the central bank may keep its key short-term interest rate at a record low even after unemployment falls close to a more normal level.