Strong Growth in Energy Sector Jobs Spurred by Green Vehicle Manufacturing
Employment
Strong Growth in Energy Sector Jobs Spurred by Green Vehicle Manufacturing
2022-06-29 14:00:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Employment in the U.S. energy sector rose 4% last year, led by an increase in workers at firms building electric and other low-emission vehicles, the U.S. Department of Energy said on Tuesday. In a new report, the department... Read More

US Added 390,000 Jobs in May as Hiring Remained Robust
Employment
US Added 390,000 Jobs in May as Hiring Remained Robust

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a healthy 390,000 jobs in May, extending a streak of solid hiring that has bolstered an economy under pressure from high inflation and interest rates. Last month’s gain reflects a still-healthy job market despite... Read More

US Added 428,000 Jobs in April Despite Surging Inflation
Employment
US Added 428,000 Jobs in April Despite Surging Inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a streak of solid hiring that has defied punishing inflation, chronic supply shortages, the Russian war against Ukraine and much higher borrowing costs. Friday’s jobs report from the Labor... Read More

US Added 431,000 Jobs in March in Sign of Economic Health
Employment
US Added 431,000 Jobs in March in Sign of Economic Health

America’s employers extended a streak of robust hiring in March, adding 431,000 jobs in a sign of the economy’s resilience in the face of a still-destructive pandemic, Russia's war against Ukraine and the highest inflation in 40 years. The government’s... Read More

US Added 678,000 Jobs in February in Sign of Economic Health
Employment
US Added 678,000 Jobs in February in Sign of Economic Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 678,000 jobs in February, another gain that underscored the economy’s solid health as the omicron wave fades and more Americans venture out to spend at restaurants, shops and hotels despite surging inflation.... Read More

Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions
Labor
Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

A Biden administration task force on organized labor on Monday issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize. The report submitted to President Joe Biden included 70 distinct policy proposals, according to... Read More

US Employers Shrug Off Omicron, Add 467,000 Jobs in January
Employment
US Employers Shrug Off Omicron, Add 467,000 Jobs in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a burst of 467,000 jobs in January despite a wave of omicron inflections that sickened millions of workers, kept many consumers at home and left businesses from restaurants to manufacturers short-staffed. The Labor Department's... Read More

US Economy Grew 5.7% in 2021 in Rebound From 2020 Recession
Economy
US Economy Grew 5.7% in 2021 in Rebound From 2020 Recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020's brief but devastating coronavirus recession. The nation’s gross domestic product — its total output of goods and... Read More

US Jobless Claims Rise to 286,000, Highest Since October
Employment
US Jobless Claims Rise to 286,000, Highest Since October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant continued to disrupt the job market. Jobless claims rose for the third straight week — by... Read More

New York Governor Seeks to Bolster Entertainment Industry
In The States
New York Governor Seeks to Bolster Entertainment Industry
2022-01-19 18:37:19
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget proposal as chief executive includes key tax credit extensions aimed at bolstering the state’s entertainment industry and revitalizing an economy still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Hochul’s proposed budget would... Read More

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise by 23,000 to 230,000
Employment
U.S. Jobless Claims Rise by 23,000 to 230,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic standards. U.S. jobless claims climbed by 23,000 last week to 230,000. The four-week moving average,... Read More

US Employers Add 199,000 Jobs as Unemployment Falls to 3.9%
Economy
US Employers Add 199,000 Jobs as Unemployment Falls to 3.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are struggling to fill jobs with many Americans remaining reluctant to return to the workforce. The Labor... Read More

US Jobless Claims Rise but Still Historically Low at 206,000
Employment
US Jobless Claims Rise but Still Historically Low at 206,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week despite signs that the U.S. labor market is rebounding from last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims rose by 18,000 to a 206,000, still low by historical... Read More

US Employers Added a Sluggish 210,000 Jobs in November
Economy
US Employers Added a Sluggish 210,000 Jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year. Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2% from 4.6%.... Read More

US Jobless Claims Hit 52-Year Low After Seasonal Adjustments
Employment
US Jobless Claims Hit 52-Year Low After Seasonal Adjustments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless... Read More

US Jobless Claims Drop Seventh Straight Week to 268,000
Economy
US Jobless Claims Drop Seventh Straight Week to 268,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000. U.S. jobless claims dipped by 1,000 last week from the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday.... Read More

Labor Secretary Says Investment Needed to Create Equal Opportunity
In The News
Labor Secretary Says Investment Needed to Create Equal Opportunity
2021-11-18 14:06:15
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is rebounding but the pandemic has not ended and neither have efforts needed for the nation’s full recovery, said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Wednesday.  Speaking at a Brookings Institution event, Walsh insisted the... Read More

US Hiring Rebounded in October, With 531,000 Jobs Added
Economy
US Hiring Rebounded in October, With 531,000 Jobs Added

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers stepped up their hiring in October, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession may be overcoming a virus-induced slowdown. Friday’s report from the Labor... Read More

Unemployment Claims Drop to 269,000, Another Pandemic Low
Economy
Unemployment Claims Drop to 269,000, Another Pandemic Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 14,000 to 269,000 last week.... Read More

Pandemic Sapped Clean Energy Job Growth in Midwest, But Rebound is Strong
Employment
Pandemic Sapped Clean Energy Job Growth in Midwest, But Rebound is Strong
2021-08-11 15:59:23
by Dan McCue

The coronavirus pandemic reversed three years of dramatic growth in clean energy jobs in the Midwest, but the sector is now rebounding faster than the overall regional workforce, a new report says. According to Clean Jobs Midwest, released by the... Read More

Jobs Surge As Employers Add 916,000 Workers
Employment
Jobs Surge As Employers Add 916,000 Workers
2021-04-02 13:24:18
by TWN Staff

The U.S. added a solid 916,000 jobs last month -- far surpassing an expected increase of 675,000 jobs -- and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. The new numbers come after the economy added... Read More

House Dems: New Jobless Numbers Underscore Need for More COVID Relief
Economy
House Dems: New Jobless Numbers Underscore Need for More COVID Relief
2020-11-06 19:16:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Employers added 638,000 jobs in the month of October, pushing the national unemployment rate down to 6.9%, the Labor Department reported Friday. But Congressional Democrats noted the pace of renewed hiring isn't nearly enough to quickly get the... Read More

Employers Eliminated More Than 20 Million Jobs in April, Report Says
Economy
Employers Eliminated More Than 20 Million Jobs in April, Report Says
2020-05-06 20:35:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. private sector employers cut 20.2 million jobs from their payrolls in April, a stunning sign of just what the coronavirus outbreak has done to the economy in a relatively short time. In a report released Wednesday, ADP,... Read More

O’Halleran, A Warrior for Job Creation, Seeks Solar Energy Training for Veterans
Employment
O'Halleran, A Warrior for Job Creation, Seeks Solar Energy Training for Veterans
2020-03-19 15:02:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., is no stranger to fighting to create jobs and a stronger economy for all Americans. His latest effort in this area is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to foster workforce training for transitioning military personnel in... Read More

US Employers Added 224,000 Jobs in June, Surpassing Expectations
Economy
US Employers Added 224,000 Jobs in June, Surpassing Expectations
2019-07-05 15:38:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers dramatically ramped up their hiring in June, adding 224,000 jobs and far surpassing economists' expectations that were closer to 165,000 jobs would be added, the Labor Department reported Friday. The new numbers are particularly good news... Read More

Plummeting New Job Numbers in May
Economy
Plummeting New Job Numbers in May
2019-06-07 21:19:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Employers added just 75,000 new jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, a stunning development that took many economists by surprise. In a recent survey by Dow Jones, the consensus among economists was that the job gain... Read More

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