New York (CNNMoney) - Has the job market finally hit its stride? Hiring continued at a solid pace in November, and the unemployment rate fell for the right reasons.
The U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted payroll gains of 183,000 jobs.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Let the grilling begin: Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill this morning to face the Senate Banking Committee in her confirmation hearing to serve as the next head of the Federal Reserve.
In opening statements released ahead of the hearing, Senator Tim Johnson, chairman of the committee, said he is "excited" to cast his vote in her favor.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - What shutdown? Job growth unexpectedly surged in October, even as the federal government closed its doors for 16 days.
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was well above economists' expectations. There was more good news about hiring during the late summer. Revisions showed an extra 60,000 jobs were created in August and September.FULL STORY
Washington (CNNMoney) - Hiring continued at a slow pace in August, and the unemployment rate fell as more Americans dropped out of the labor force.
The U.S. economy added 169,000 jobs in August, the Department of Labor said Friday.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Janet Yellen is the best candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, and gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it. That's the overwhelming consensus from a CNNMoney survey of top female economists.
Last week, we sent a questionnaire to 100 female economists in academia and the private sector, several who have worked with Larry Summers and Yellen in the past. We asked them to choose: Which of these two top contenders is their preferred candidate for Federal Reserve chair?FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Employers are hiring at a restrained pace as jitters about the economy linger.
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, according to the Department of Labor. Hiring at that rate isn't terrible, but it is unexceptional at this point. It marks a slight improvement from April, when a revised 149,000 jobs were created, but still falls in line with average job growth over the last three years.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Should federal employees on furlough be allowed to collect unemployment benefits? Engineers at a Navy shipyard in Philadelphia think so.
The local union affiliate of International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers has signed an agreement with the Navy which would allow their civilian federal workers to group furlough days in one-week blocks. It's a strategy with one key goal: enable those employees to recoup some of their lost wages through unemployment checks.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - U.S. employers ramped up their hiring in February, helping to lower the unemployment rate slightly.
The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That's much stronger growth than in January, when employers hired a revised 119,000 workers.FULL STORY