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Slight Room for Employment Improvement Remains

Although the U.S. labor market is vastly improved, with the national unemployment rate holding steady at or below 5 percent since October, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said some slack remains even as the jobless rates hovers near the maximum ...

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U.S. Economy Adds 215,000 Jobs in March

The hiring boom in the U.S. job market continues, with new data from the Labor Department showing employers added 215,000 jobs in March. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5 percent, compared to 4.9 percent in January and February. According ...

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Report: U.S. Job Market Tightening

According to talent acquisitions solutions provider iCIMS’s just-released quarterly report—U.S. Hiring Trends—the job market in the United States is becoming tighter, with more employers competing for a smaller pool of applicants. The report also showed that the leisure and hospitality ...

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Unemployment Low Despite Market Volatility

Despite sudden market swings and a weak overseas economy, unemployment applications remained at a low level, suggesting layoffs aren’t widespread, according to the Associated Press. Weekly applications rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 272,000, the Labor Department reports, but the ...

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U.S. Nearly Back to Full Employment

After years of a difficult recovery from the economic downturn, the United States economy is nearly back on its feet, according to The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. will be in a state of full employment by the first half ...

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