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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Jobs Report Shows Gains but Vulnerability to New Coronavirus Surge

U.S. payrolls grew by 638,000 in October and unemployment fell to 6.9%, but lockdowns could stifle a rebound in restaurant and retail work.

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For Owners Looking to Sell, an Option That Keeps Their Company Intact

A sale to employees keeps the company local, and that may be more important to some owners than getting the highest price.

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Labor Department Curbs Announcements of Company Violations

A memo tells officials to hold back on news releases about enforcement decisions, saying they can linger unfairly online if citations are overturned.

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OSHA Under Fire Over Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

Critics say the agency has applied scant oversight and negligible penalties despite virus outbreaks at many plants in the spring.

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

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Unemployment Claims Rise Anew in Latest Sign of Economic Distress

Hopes for a rebound of the American economy have been clouded by layoffs, a surge in virus cases and a lack of fresh federal aid.

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Princeton to Pay Nearly $1.2 Million to Female Professors to Address Inequity

A U.S. Department of Labor review of staff wages from 2012 to 2014 found disparities between male and female professors.

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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued.

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Jobs Report Shows Further Slowdown in U.S. Economic Recovery

Payrolls grew last month, but permanent layoffs are rising, the labor force is contracting, and fewer women are employed.

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Unemployment Claims Fraud Exploits Weak Spots in System

Pandemic programs have lowered the barriers to collecting benefits, and the usual security methods haven’t kept up.

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Unemployment Claims Rise as Job Rebound Loses Momentum

New filings for unemployment benefits rose last week, signaling continued layoffs even before autumn chills outdoor business.

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.

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Why Unemployment Claims May Be Overcounted by Millions

Weekly tallies of jobless claims were not meant to be treated as an economic indicator. The pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of doing so.

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Unemployment Benefits Program Has Issues With Fraud and Math

An emergency federal program faces growing issues with spurious claims, and the flood of applicants may have led to overcounting the unemployed.

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Unemployment Claims Send Another Worrisome Note

Filings for benefits reflect continued layoffs and a sluggish recovery. “The numbers are going in the wrong direction,” one economist said.

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

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Job Growth Slackens, Signaling Vulnerability of Recovery

Unemployment fell to 8.4% in August, but the gain of 1.4 million jobs was the weakest in months. The end of federal aid programs is casting a shadow.

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Unemployment Claims Show Layoffs Continue to Batter Economy

Progress in restoring lost jobs has become more challenging. “It’s pretty bad at this stage in the crisis,” one economist said.

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Unemployment Claims Rise as Rollout of $300 Benefit Lags

With the labor market showing new fragility, most states have yet to seek funds under President Trump’s stopgap plan to supplement weekly jobless pay.

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Labor Dept. Lawyer Says Trump Appointee Intervened in Oracle Case

A litigator asserts that she faced reprisal after saying Secretary Eugene Scalia was set to settle a discrimination suit for a sum she found too low.

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New Unemployment Claims Decline, but Remain ‘Alarmingly High’

Nearly 1.2 million filed for state benefits last week, the lowest total since March, as economic readings offer only limited encouragement.

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