The Labor Department

U.S. Job Openings Were Flat in June at 7.35 Million

The number of open U.S. jobs was largely unchanged in June and hiring slipped, suggesting the job market has cooled a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available jobs fell by just 0.5%, to 7.35 million. That’s down from a record high last November of 7.63 million, but still a healthy level. Total hiring slipped 1%…

Postings of U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record High in July

Job openings posted by U.S. employers reached an all-time high in July, suggesting that the steady hiring of the past year will endure. The Labor Department says openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000. Hiring also increased, but the record number of openings make clear that employers have plenty of…

U.S. Employers Posted More Jobs in February and Quitting Fell

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains healthy, although it has yet to take off during the early stages of the Trump presidency. The Labor Department says job openings rose 2.1 percent in February…

Applications For US Unemployment Aid Fall to 43-Year Low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers. The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 235,000 last week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 253,500. Applications…