Mar 13, 2014 — There were 315,000 new applications for unemployment insurance filed last week, down 9,000 from the week before. It's the latest sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.
Mar 7, 2014 — There were 175,000 jobs added to payrolls last month. That's about 25,000 more than economists forecast. The unemployment rate, though, edged up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in January.
Mar 5, 2014 — Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.
Feb 27, 2014 — Thursday's economic news isn't great. More people applied for unemployment benefits and demand for some factory goods was down.
Feb 6, 2014 — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment insurance last week. But Friday's much-anticipated report on payroll growth and unemployment in January may not offer particularly good news, economists say.
Nov 21, 2013 — Fresh data signal that the labor market is at least holding steady and that inflation remains in check. In other major economic news Thursday, Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve is expected to be OK'd by the Senate Banking Committee.
Nov 8, 2013 — Employers expanded their payrolls by 204,000 jobs in October, about 80,000 more than expected. But the jobless rate still edged up to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent the month before. The unemployment rate appears to have been given a temporary boost by the partial government shutdown.
Oct 31, 2013 — Though claims dropped by 10,000, they're still running at a pace that signals a sluggish labor market.
Oct 30, 2013 — Just 130,000 jobs were added to private payrolls this month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. In addition, the September gain was revised down.
Oct 24, 2013 — There were 350,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed, down 12,000 from the week before. But the report seems to be in line with others that indicate job growth remains relatively weak.