Hiring Remains Strong Even as Fed Tries to Cool Economy

The Labor Department reported 390,000 new jobs in May, as policymakers try to ease inflation without inducing a recession.

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April Jobs Report: Gain of 428,000 Shows Vibrant Labor Market

The Labor Department reported a gain of 428,000 jobs in April, along with a 5.5 percent increase in average hourly earnings from a year earlier.

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Workers are returning, just not as fast as employers want to hire them.

After lagging earlier in the recovery, the labor force has rebounded strongly in recent months. But job openings are rising even faster.

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What Makes a Good Job Good?

An initiative to define what makes jobs bad or good is long overdue.

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Workers Are Still in High Demand, Department of Labor Reports

The job market remained very strong last month, suggesting that workers remain in high demand and are still quitting more often, a Labor Department report showed.

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U.S. Employers Still Scrambling to Fill Vacancies, Report Shows

Openings remained high in January, the Labor Department reported, as did the number of workers quitting their jobs.

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Biden’s Pro-Labor Vision Goes Beyond America

The global rules of trade are being rewritten, and the Biden administration wants to make them more labor-friendly. 

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Strong Job Growth Continues as Latest Covid Wave Eases

The U.S. economy added 678,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest level since the pandemic took hold.

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January 2022 Jobs Report: Strong Gains Show Resilient Economy

A gain of 467,000 jobs in January defied forecasts that the Omicron variant would hobble the labor market.

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Why the January Jobs Report May Disappoint, and Is Sure to Perplex

Omicron’s impact is likely to be reflected unevenly in the data, and normal seasonal patterns may have been upended.

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.

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U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway

The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.

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More Workers Quit Than Ever in November as U.S. Job Openings Remain Near a Record.

Government data for November shows the continuing disruption of the coronavirus in the labor market.

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November 2021 Jobs Report: A Gain of 210,000

Employers reported adding 210,000 jobs, the year’s weakest showing, but there were also bright spots. The mixed picture complicated policy prospects.

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Initial unemployment claims last week fell to a half-century low.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the figure fell to 199,000, a milestone in the economic recovery from the shock of the pandemic.

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Record Number of American Workers Quit Jobs in September

Nearly a million workers quit in the leisure and hospitality industry alone, reflecting the competition for workers after pandemic-induced shutdowns.

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October Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 531,000 Jobs

The showing was a significant improvement from the previous month and a sign that employers are feeling more optimistic as the latest coronavirus surge eases.

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OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate: Your Questions Answered

We’re answering your questions about the new OSHA rules for employers with 100 or more workers. This F.A.Q. was last updated at 2 p.m.

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Biden Administration Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Vaccination Mandate

The new guidance will cover 84 million workers, who will be required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

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Social Security Cost of Living Increase Will be 5.9 Percent in 2022

The increase, a cost-of-living adjustment that applies to about 70 million Americans, comes as consumer prices have jumped sharply.

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September 2021 Jobs Report Shows Gain of Just 194,000 as Delta Persisted

The Labor Department’s latest monthly survey was taken when the variant was near its peak.

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August 2021 Jobs Report: Employers Added Only 235,000 Jobs

The Labor Department report indicates that the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has hampered hiring.

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June Jobs Report Shows an 850,000 Gain, Better Than Expected

The Labor Department data follows several promising signs about the economic outlook.

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‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery

With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.

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Raymond Donovan, 90, Dies; Labor Secretary Quit Under a Cloud

He faced fraud charges when he left the Reagan administration, but a jury acquitted him, leaving him to ask, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”

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May 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 559,000 to Payrolls

Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.

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Biden Defends Unemployment Benefits, Provided Workers Accept Job Offers

The president’s comments and a raft of policy announcements were a pushback to Republican criticism of his economic plan after a disappointing jobs report on Friday.

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April 2021 Jobs Report Shows Slowdown in Hiring

Vaccinations, declining Covid-19 infection rates and an easing of business restrictions are helping the labor market to heal.

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How Joe Biden Can Protect Essential Workers from Coronavirus

The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.

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Unemployment claims data will shed new light on the economy.

The increasing pace of vaccinations — combined with the easing of restrictions on business and consumer activity in many states, and the arrival of stimulus funds — has helped lift hiring in recent weeks.

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Jobs Report March 2021: Gain of 916,000 as Recovery Sped Up

The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.

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Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs.

A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.

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Biden Presses Economic Aid Plan, Rejecting Inflation Fears

Despite a better-than-expected jobs report, administration officials stressed that millions of workers still needed help from a proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

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February 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 379,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 379,000 to their payrolls in February, increasing hopes that vaccinations and reopenings are giving the economic recovery a firmer grip.

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Weekly Unemployment Claims Show Recovery Remains Rocky

Even with restrictions on business activity easing in many places, layoffs persist. The Texas storms were one of the latest setbacks.

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Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

The official rate stood at 6.3 percent in January, but using an expanded metric, Fed and Treasury officials say it’s closer to 10 percent.

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Dip in Unemployment Claims Offers Hope as New Virus Cases Ease

With restrictions lifting, workers in industries hard hit by the pandemic are getting a respite from layoffs, and job postings are increasing.

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January 2021 Jobs Report: Outlook for Economic Recovery Dims

With a gain of 49,000 jobs in January, and with few of those in the private sector, the labor market offers little relief to the nearly 10 million Americans who are unemployed.

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Biden Tells OSHA to Issue New Covid-19 Guidance to Employers

Unions, which largely support the new president, had complained that the Trump administration did little to protect workers from the coronavirus.

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Continuing Job Losses Put Spotlight on Economic Relief

Relentless unemployment claims show the pandemic’s grip on the labor market. Help from the recent stimulus bill may lapse before an upturn arrives.

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Biden Should Help Protect Uber and Lyft Drivers

The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft.

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Unemployment Claims Rise Sharply, Showing New Economic Pain

Weekly filings for jobless benefits hit the highest level since July as the pandemic’s resurgence batters the service industry.

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December Jobs Report: Recovery Goes Into Reverse

U.S. employment fell by 140,000 in December as virus cases surged. Leisure and hospitality businesses were hit hard, but some industries showed growth.

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Biden Selects Heads of Labor, Commerce and Small Business Agencies

With his victory secured, the president-elect is moving to fill out his economic team.

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Unemployment Claims Show Continuing Pressure on Job Market

Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”

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New Signs of Economic Distress Emerge as Trump Imperils Aid Deal

A decline in consumer income and spending poses a further challenge to the recovery as jobless claims remain high and benefits approach a cutoff.

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Unemployment Claims Show Impact of Layoffs as Virus Surges

“It’s going to be a challenging few months,” one economist says. A new pandemic relief bill from Congress could soften the blow.

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How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress

Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.

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Further Slowdown in Job Creation Sets Off Economic Alarms

November’s hiring of 245,000, the fifth straight monthly easing in new employment, reinforces calls for action on a fresh relief package.

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Unemployment Claims Rise as Economic Worries Grow

With coronavirus cases increasing again in the United States, the “fragility of the recovery” is in jeopardy, one economist said.

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