unemployment

African Americans continued to be battered by a high rate of unemployment on the eve of the high-stakes presidential election, as numbers rose in October…

WASHINGTON — Pressuring Congress, President Barack Obama is laying out an election year “to do” list Tuesday that urges lawmakers to take another look at…

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week to 352,000, the fewest since April 2008. The decline added to evidence that the job market is strengthening. SEE ALSO: Obama’s Big Oil Win Applications fell 50,000, the biggest drop in the seasonally adjusted figure in more than six years, the Labor Department […]

WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. SEE ALSO: Are Will And Jada Divorcing Obama Refocuses Military The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and […]